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The Community Amenity Department of Council is charged with implementing
Council’s various policies and regulations that keep our neighbourhoods,
streets and businesses safe and amenable.
The unit looks after the development and implementation of Council’s local
laws; parking management; school crossing super vision and enforcement
patrols; education programs on responsible pet ownership, road safety, and
local laws; animal management; processing permit applications relating to
traders, street furniture, animal registrations; and environmental health.
Local Laws are in place to ensure the peace, order and good governance
of the city.
Council’s Local Laws cover issues such as the keeping of animals;
environmental issues; protection of community assets; community safety
and amenity issues; consumption of liquor in public places; public behaviour;
commercial activity on Council controlled land; and administration of permits
for activities such as busking.
The Environmental Health team looks at the way in which both our natural
and built environment affects the health of the community. The team is
responsible for implementing legislation such as the Local Government
Act, Food Act, Environmental Protection Act, Residential Tenancy Act and
Emergency Management Act.
Animal Management aims to balance the needs of animal owners, the
broader community and the animals which share people’s lives.
Residents may not recognise the Traffic Operations team, which has a new,
more relaxed style uniform. The uniform was selected by officers who wanted
to look less like ‘enforcement’ officers and more approachable to the general
public. As well as ensuring the equitable turnover of on-street parking that
allows businesses, residents, shoppers and visitors to gain access to our city,
the traffic officers also manage permits such as disabled parking permits
and residential parking permits and provide support to the 60 dedicated
School Crossing Supervisors and parents at designated crossings.
The school crossing super visors supervise at both pedestrian light crossings
and flagged school crossings, to ensure the safety of children and parents
at designated crossings.
For more information about Council’s Community Amenity Department or
the ser vices it provides log on to www.ballarat.vic.gov.au
Helping businesses find the
Is your business having difficulty finding the right skilled employees? Do
you need specialist skills to effectively run and grow your business?
The current skills shortage is proving challenging for many businesses,
particularly those in regional areas. Many businesses would embrace
employing skilled professionals from overseas, but are unsure of the process
and legalities involved or concerned about how to manage a culturally
Council has joined forces with the Central Highlands Regional Settlement
Planning Committee to address some of these issues and in doing so
is providing a free forum on the many benefits of hiring skilled overseas
The Forum, called Regional Skilled Migration: Employing Skilled Overseas
Employees and How to Make the Most of a Multicultural Workforce will
be held at the Robert Clark Centre at the Ballarat Botanical Gardens on
Wednesday 3 August from 4 until 7pm.
The forum is open to all businesses from Ballarat and the surrounding
region and will explore issues such as the costs, benefits, obligations and
the process of employing overseas skilled professionals. It will also outline
the different visa options available overseas employees.
For more information contact Council's Regional Skilled Migration Officer
Melinda Toye on 5320 5180 or email email@example.com
Below: The City of Ballarat Community Amenity unit
Regional Skilled Migration Forum: Employing Skilled
Overseas Employees and How to Make the Most of a
Wednesday 3 August 2011
Venue: The Robert Clark Centre, Ballarat Botanical Gardens
Free (bookings essential for catering purposes)
Booking: 5320 5180
RSPV: 5pm Friday 29 July
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