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City of Ballarat Community Magazine October 2011
Two bridges destroyed by major flooding in Januar y have been repaired and
reopened to the public.
Precast concrete culvert units were installed by crane at Addington Road
bridging Slattery Creek in late September and the culvert constructed
The new crossing is a two lane reinforced concrete structure, replacing the
1970 corrugated steel structure which was damaged beyond repair by
major flooding earlier this year.
Excavation and removal of the old culvert and preparation works for the
new culvert base were completed in August.
City of Ballarat Councillor John Philips said it was pleasing to see the
“The completion of the bridge and reopening of the road will be welcomed
by motorists in the area who have had to detour using Millers Road to the
south or Tourello-Creswick Rd to the north. They’ve been ver y patient and
we’re looking forward to getting the road reopened for them."
A new 25-metre steel truss pedestrian bridge has been installed at Whitehorse
Road over the Yarrowee River, providing a safe link for pedestrians and cyclists
travelling on Whitehorse Road between Sebastopol and Mt Clear.
The new bridge is a steel truss girder fabrication with a concrete deck 25.67
metres long and 3.4 metres wide, making it one of the largest footbridges
in the municipality.
City of Ballarat South Ward Councillor Ben Taylor said the bridge would once
again join the communities of Mount Clear and Sebastopol and provide
a safe link for the large number of people who use the path for running,
walking and cycling.
Both projects were funded through the Natural Disaster Assistance program
via the Victorian Department of Treasur y and Finance at a total cost of
Bus Stops Get a Makeover
Twelve Ballarat bus stops have received an upgrade, providing improved
facilities and a more comfortable wait for hundreds of local residents.
Seven new shelters were completed in August and upgrades to the 12 bus
stops include the construction of concrete or asphalt slabs to increase
ease of access, tactile ground surface indicators for people with vision
impairment and the installation of replacement shelters.
All upgraded bus stops are now compliant with the Disability Discrimination
City of Ballarat Councillor Noel Perry said the upgraded bus stops will
encourage more residents to explore public transport options.
“We’re encouraging our residents to use public transport as much as possible
so it’s important that our bus shelters are up to scratch and accessible
“Each year we budget to maintain and upgrade bus stops across the city which
means we can keep up with the wants and needs of our residents who do
use the public transport network and keep the stops in good condition."
The $310,000 Bus Stop Safety Upgrade project was funded by the
Department of Transport and the City of Ballarat’s Capital Road Program.
The project also involved works to other stops around the city including
line marking, tree trimming, new bins, signage, road shoulder upgrades
and street lighting.
Below: The bus stop on Hummfray Street North at Haines Street is one of twelve
locations in Ballarat that have been upgraded.
Above: The base of the new culvert bridging Slattery Creek at Addington Road was
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