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Twenty new CCTV cameras will keep a watchful
eye on the Ballarat CBD, thanks to $500,000
funding from the City of Ballarat, State
Government and Federal Government.
There will be new CCTV cameras in and around:
• Little Bridge St bus exchange (four cameras)
• Big W carpark (Grenville St)
• Bakery Hill Precinct
• Sturt St to the start of the Bridge Mall
• Camp St Precinct
The new cameras will complete the existing
grid of CCTV cameras in Ballarat's late night
entertainment precinct -- Lydiard St, Camp St,
Mair St and Sturt St.
The locations for the new cameras were
identified by Victoria Police as sites that
would benefit from surveillance and improved
The new cameras will be operational in June.
CCTV in Ballarat
The CCTV project aims to increase community
safety in the CBD by reducing the incidents of
anti-social behaviour and crime and through early
response to anti-social behaviours.
The initiative also aims to improve perception of
safety for patrons and encourage better usage
of the CBD by the wider community. The project
forms part of Council's program for developing
interventions, surveillance and prevention
strategies for the Ballarat CBD.
Want to know more about CCTV cameras?
Call City of Ballarat's Community Safety Planning
Officer Amanda Collins at 5320 5804.
More CCTV Cameras in CBD
Ballarat's youth are the focus of Responsible
Gambling Awareness Week 2012 (RGAW),
14 to 20 May.
It Starts with Small Change is a program that will
get local secondary school students, teachers,
parents and community service organisations
talking about the issue of gambling.
An interactive theatre performance is the
centrepiece for discussion about the prevalence
of gambling and strategies to build resilience and
prevent youth problem gambling.
It Starts with Small Change also aims to increase
young people's awareness of why people gamble,
what can be done to minimise harm from
gambling, and where to access local Gambler's
Help Services and other support services.
A range of events, activities, forums and
information sessions about the importance of
responsible gambling practices will take place in
Responsible Gambling Awareness Week.
Ballarat's RGAW events are organised by the
Ballarat Responsible Gambling Committee in
conjunction with the City of Ballarat and Hepburn
Shire Council and funding provided by the
Department of Justice RGAW Grants Program.
Want to know more about Responsible
Gambling Awareness Week?
Don't take the gamble
Left: Ballarat Community Safety Committee Chairperson Des
Hudson, Mayor Mark Harris and Victorian Minister for Crime
Prevention Andrew McIntosh take a look at the Little Bridge St
bus exchange, where the State Government has funded four new
Young People and Gambling
• Children who have one or both
parents with a gambling problem
are more than 10 times more likely
to develop their own issue with
• The adult problem gambling rate for
Australians is around 1%, but for
youth under 25 the figure is
• Sports betting is
estimated to be
percent each year.
Did you know?
$55 million was lost in
Ballarat's poker machines in
the last financial year.
That's equal to all the rate
money collected in the
City of Ballarat
Australian Government $100,000
Below: The young local actors of It
Starts with Small Change
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