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Residents are encouraged to get their hands
dirty by planting a tree for National Tree Day
on Sunday 29 July.
An initiative of Planet Ark, National Tree Day has been running
in Australia since 1996. Since that time more than two million
volunteers have planted over 16 million native trees and
shrubs, with over one million planted just last year.
Each year, Council provides groups and schools with a
number of key sites, plus local native plants and trees, to
enable them to participate. Schools Tree Day will be held on
Friday 27 July and is a wonderful way to show young people
how easy and fun it is to help our environment.
Those wishing to get involved should contact their local
Landcare group on 5342 0836 or 5342 0520. Alternatively,
you can mark the day privately in your backyard by planting a
native tree or shrub.
If your group, organisation or school is interested in
participating in National Tree Day 2013 contact Council on
5320 5500 to register your interest.
For more information on National Tree Day visit
City of Ballarat libraries
welcome new library
National Tree Day
The City of Ballarat's mobile library is delivering
a new more flexible library service that is better
suited to meet the needs of residents. Library
services will be delivered via a library van with roll
off shelving units that can be used to create an
instant or pop up library service in any community
facility across the City of Ballarat.
The service will take the library beyond the four
walls of the static libraries of Ballarat, Wendouree
and Sebastopol and provide access to programs
The mobile library contains books, magazines,
talking books, DVD's, the internet and has access
to online services such as downloadable e and
audio books with knowledgeable and helpful staff
The first stop for the van will be in Buninyong
to continue library services that were previously
supplied by the mobile library truck. The new service
in Buninyong will operate on Saturday mornings
from 9.30am to 12.30pm on a weekly basis.
The new location for library services is the
Buninyong Maternal and Child Health Centre,
208 Learmonth St, Buninyong.
For more information contact the City of
Ballarat libraries on 5338 6800 or visit
and resources to residents who may not have had
access to library services in the past.
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