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Make the 'Me'
The City of Ballarat is one of 44 regional
councils that encouraged city dwellers to
make a move at the 2012 Regional Victoria
Living Expo in April.
Local business representatives from key
industries including health, education,
employment, housing and tourism were
on hand at the Ballarat stand to tell the
interested crowds all about life in our city.
At the inaugural event, there was great
interest in Ballarat's exceptional health and
education facilities, range of employment
opportunities and affordable housing options.
A whole host of arts, sports and cultural
activities from regional and rural Victoria
were offered in Melbourne during the Expo
to give people a real taste of our life.
Ballarat was showcased as a standout
destination for families and individuals
considering regional Victoria as a place to
live, work, invest, study and thrive.
The expo was held at the Melbourne
Convention and Exhibition Centre,
27 to 29 April
Got friends or family who
want to move to Ballarat?
Ballarat Airport Upgrade
Stage Two of the Ballarat Airport Infrastructure
Upgrade has been successfully completed.
The upgrade works include:
• new aircraft parking apron and associated
• new access road and car parking facilities
• taxiway lighting
• airside security fence
• storm water and civil drainage.
The works were funded by Regional
New Aircraft Hangar
Work began on a new aircraft hangar at the
Ballarat Aerodrome in early March.
Initially, it will be used as a flight operations
centre, but with minor changes can be used as
an aircraft hangar in the future.
The new building features the main hangar,
office annexe, toilet block annexe and an
Construction of the hangar is expected to be
completed in June.
For more information on the Ballarat aerodrome,
Council is currently finalising the Ballarat West
Employment Zone (BWEZ) Master Plan.
The BWEZ is a key part of the City of Ballarat's
strategic vision to unlock land for industry, create
jobs and generate investment to support our
Encompassing the Ballarat Airport and adjacent
Crown Land, the Employment Zone offers large
parcels of undeveloped land with good access
to road, rail and aviation infrastructure and is
located in Ballarat's growth corridor.
The 20-year Master Plan aims to deliver the
greatest community and economic benefits for
Ballarat and the region.
The Master Plan applies an innovative response
in integrating a range of environmental, hydrology,
transport, energy and commercial factors.
The understanding of the BWEZ site's
opportunities and constraints is built on various
technical analyses, and most importantly, wide
ranging public consultation.
Council will consider the Master Plan at an
upcoming meeting and if endorsed, it will be
incorporated into the Ballarat Planning Scheme.
More car parks at POW
Visitors to Prince of Wales Park won't have any
difficulties finding a car park when the expansion
of the existing northern car park is completed at
the end of April.
The $728,000 upgrade increases car parks by
more than 200, four of which are accessible
parks. Lighting will also be installed to improve
safety in the precinct.
The car park redevelopment is a key project of
the 2009 Prince of Wales Master Plan.
The City of Ballarat thanks all users for their
patience during the construction works.
MAJOR PROJECTS UPDATE
Ballarat West Employment Zone
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