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SPORT & RECREATION
The project replaced the synthetic playing
surface, which has been in place since 1994.
The resurfaced facility provides a safer playing
surface, greater use during the year and an
increased capacity to attract major tournaments.
The Ballarat hockey community currently has
more than 600 participants playing across the
year and the hockey facility, with its new surface,
caters for a variety of age groups and skill
levels. The facility also hosts secondary school
competitions for the region.
The project continues Council's investment in
Prince of Wales Park, which has been identified
within Council's Sports Precincts Strategy as a
Major Sports Precinct.
New hockey pitch
Ballarat's hockey players now have a new pitch to compete on, with the
opening of the resurfaced facility at Prince of Wales Park in June.
Lake Wendouree -- Rustic Fountain Play Space
• $30,000 project
• Playground and equipment with a focus on toddlers
• Further seating and paths will be completed shortly
Western Oval -- Pleasant Street
• $100,000 project
• Playground as well as paths, fencing and park furniture
• Connecting path from play space to clubrooms will be
Doug Dean Reserve
• $160,000 project
• Playground as well as paths, fencing, park furniture and
Youth Activity Spaces
Each of the projects has been funded as part of stage three of
Council's Play Space Planning Framework.
For a full list of playgrounds in the City of Ballarat visit
New places to play for
Three of Ballarat's most popular play
spaces have received a facelift.
Left: Charlotte Peele explores the new playground at the Western Oval in Pleasant Street.
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