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A Safe Ballarat
Do you want to recognise a
community member for their
commitment to community safety?
Nominations for the Ballarat
‘a safe city’ Community Safety
Awards are now open.
The Ballarat’s Community Safety Awards
publicly acknowledge the great work
and initiatives of individuals, groups and
organisations that have made a significant
contribution to safety in the City of Ballarat.
The seven award categories are:
Designing for safe and healthy
Preventing alcohol harm
Family violence prevention
Child/ adolescent safety - NEW
Media - NEW
Projects will be considered that focus on:
- Reduction of crime
- Injury prevention
- Enhancing positive perceptions of safety
- Community building
- Active citizenship and participation
The ‘Ballarat, a safe city’ Community Safety
Advisory Committee will review nominations
and select recipients. Applications are
assessed on four key areas:
1. Originality and appropriateness to the
2. The project/individual has identified
causes of, and found solutions for, a
community safety issue.
3. The project or work of the individual
has identifiable safety outcomes for the
4. Use of a partnership approach by the
individual/organisation to address safety
Award winners will be announced in October
during ‘Community Safety Month’.
Want to make a nomination?
Call 5320 5183 or email the City of
Ballarat’s Community Development Project
Worker Paula Roozenburg at
Nominations close on Friday 31 August.
The new marquee baseball diamond at Prince of
Wales Park has been praised by Ballarat baseball
and softball clubs and envied by visiting players.
Officially opened to an enthusiastic crowd on
17 May, the new diamond will support the growth
of baseball locally as well as attract high quality
sporting events to Ballarat.
The $750,000 project was funded by the City of
Ballarat, Sport and Recreation Victoria and the
Ballarat baseball clubs. New lighting and power
upgrade, at a cost of $133,000, has
also improved the facility.
Zaque members and supporters celebrated
International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO),
17 May 2012, in the Bridge Mall.
The City of Ballarat’s Zaque team held a ‘freeze’
event for 45 seconds and, joined by People
and Communities Councillor Des Hudson, they
revealed personally designed t-shirts in support
Zaque participants chose IDAHO as one of their
key events for the year to raise awareness in
the Ballarat community of homophobia and
The Zaque program is designed to provide
engagement opportunities for same sex attracted
young people. Through youth participation
approaches, young people develop life skills,
engage in capacity building projects and
participate in social connection programs. The
program will also create awareness about same
sex attracted issues and celebrate diversity.
There are currently 44 active members in the
group and more than 225 members from the
Want to know more about Zaque?
SPORT & RECREATION
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