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From the Mayor’s desk
Landmark Gaming Decision
From the CEO’s desk
The Arch of Victory Restoration
Ready for Retail Growth
Be part of Arts Survey 2011
Admire Public Art in Ballarat
Preserving Ballarat’s Heritage
Become a Friend of Lake Esmond
A Message for the Future
Major Projects Update
Money for the community
Wear White for Women
The Perfect Match
Playgroup for all Generations
Ballarat Seniors Honoured
Remember to Recycle
Bus Stops Get a Makeover
Spice Up Your Lunch
Ballarat Celebrates Children's Week
Australian Modern Masterpieces
International Sporting Championships come to Ballarat
Front cover: (Left to right) People & Communities Councillor Des Hudson talks with
Ballarat Senior Mentor Award-winner Bennita Hough; People & Communities Councillor
John Philips, Ballarat Senior Workplace Award-winner Douglas Luscombe, Ballarat Senior
Healthy and Active Living Award-winner Patricia Hope and Ballarat Senior of the Year Garry
West walk through the Ballarat Botanical Gardens in full bloom for spring .
Cr Craig Fletcher
City of Ballarat
From the Mayor’s desk
It has been a busy month with several of Australia’s political leaders visiting
Ballarat and a delegation from Council putting our city’s case to key Ministers
and MPs in Canberra.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard made a flying visit to Ballarat to turn the first
sod at the University of Ballarat’s new Manufacturing Technology Training
Centre which will train an extra 100 manufacturing apprentices.
Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott was also in Ballarat to host a
community forum at the Mining Exchange and fielded questions on a
variety of topics including climate change, carbon tax legislation, disability
services and asylum seekers.
Federal Nationals leader Warren Truss visited Ballarat to talk regional
infrastructure, roads, population growth and the growing importance of
regional cities in shaping the face of the nation.
Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu officially opened the Australian Modern
Masterpieces exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat and launched the TAC
Talk Down the Road Toll Campaign.
Visits by the Australian Prime Minister, Federal Opposition Leader and State
Premier in one week confirm that Ballarat is an important Australian city
and a leading regional centre.
Earlier this month, CEO Anthony Schinck and I travelled to Canberra to spend
two days meeting with Federal Ministers and politicians; discussions centred
around a number of regional issues and key projects including regional
transport, the major events precinct and Eureka Stadium, Council’s gaming
policy, population growth, broadband and ITC.
It was an exciting opportunity to share Ballarat’s big picture and explore
support for future developments.
This month, I encourage residents to attend commemorations for two
important events. On Remembrance Day, we honour those men and women
who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country and on Sunday
6 November, the Governor General of Australia, Her Excellency Ms Quentin
Bryce AC, will officially unveil the newly restored Arch of Victory. Details for
both events are in this issue of myballarat magazine.
City of Ballarat Community Magazine October 2011
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