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The following construction works are about to begin or are currently progress.
Kerb and channel
Kerb and channel
Glenelg Hwy/ Banyule
Learmonth - Sulky
Road (Gillies Rd to
Cattle Station Hill Rd)
Bus Stop Upgrades
Kerbing and passager
Local Area Traffic
Traffic calming and
Residents and businesses directly affected by these projects will receive
correspondence from Council detailing the location and impact of the works.
Motorists and pedestrians are advised to approach the areas with caution
and comply with speed restrictions.
Enforceable speed restriction signage is installed at many of the construction
sites for the safety of road users, pedestrians and construction personnel.
Drivers are urged to comply with the lower speed limits at all sites.
Enquiries regarding the works should be directed to Council’s Customer
Service Centre by calling 5320 5500.
For more information visit Council’s website www.ballarat.vic.gov.au
Below: Roundabout construction at York Street - Fussell Street intersection
(Federal Government Black Spot Funding)
Old tvs recycled for free
Ballarat residents embraced the opportunity to recycle unwanted analog
televisions at the Gillies Street Transfer Station for free in the lead up to
the switch to digital TV on Thursday 5 May.
Launched on Monday 11 April, a substantial number of residents took their
old TV sets to the Gillies Street Transfer Station.
Although old televisions can be equipped with an inexpensive set-top
box to receive digital broadcasts, many people are buying new digital
The increasing levels of e-waste such as old analog television sets today
contribute around five per cent of the material sent to landfill.
Analog televisions contain heavy metals such as lead, which have the capacity
to leach into the ground water and potentially pollute the environment. They
can also contain chemicals such as cadmium, mercury and arsenic.
Residents will have the opportunity to recycle their televisions free of
charge until August 2012.
All televisions will be disassembled with 98% of the parts being
For more information contact the Gillies Street Transfer Station on 5334 2257.
Below: City of Ballarat Cr Noel Perry with a pile of recycled televisions at the
Gillies Street Transfer Station
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