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ON THE STREETS
A Vine Idea
Last year, residents and business owners
in Buninyong requested the installation
of ornamental grape vines along the
front of the shops on both sides of
The City of Ballarat has worked closely
with members of the Buninyong Progress
Association to implement this community
Green powder coated lattice work posts
have been installed close to the kerb
where the vines are planted. The posts
have a similar design theme to the bin
surrounds in the town.
Vines will climb these posts and then
spread along cables strung between the
posts. The vines are an ornamental variety
called Burgundy Beauty, which has a good
colour in autumn but does not fruit.
The base of each post is finished
with a porous mix of resin fixed
pebbles to allow watering
of the vines during summer.
= $2000 fine
A Ballarat resident was fined $2,000
for intentionally dumping rubbish in the
Yarrowee River Reserve, in a Ballarat
Magistrate's Court decision in May.
The accused was convicted of littering
hard rubbish, furniture and green waste,
and was fined $2,000 with additional
statutory costs of $71.40.
The Magistrate stated in court that the
community and environment is affected by
litter and such matters are taken seriously
in court proceedings.
Littering is a crime and dumping rubbish
is not tolerated in the City of Ballarat.
Description of Works Project Duration
Cathcart Street Buninyong , Barkly Street to
November - December
Ti Tree Road Warrenheip, Warrenheip Road
to Tennis Court Road
Springs Road, Jansons Road to the Yarrowee River
November - December
Ascot Street / Darling Street Intersection
Intersection improvement works November - December
Ligar Street / McCarthur Street Intersection
Intersection improvement works November
The following construction projects are in the works:
City of Ballarat Roadworks
Residents and businesses directly affected by
these projects will receive letters from the City of
Ballarat with details of the location and impact of
Remember to approach works areas with caution
and keep an eye out for speed restriction signs.
Parks and Gardens
Avenue of Honour works
Works continue on the Avenue of Honour trees,
with City of Ballarat staff pruning the trees for
dead wood, suckers and safety. In September, tree
planting for the Avenue of Honour was completed
by Rotarians and City staff.
Works have progressed to the Burrumbeet Caravan
Park and feedback has been positive.
Cutting the Grass
Healthy rainfall and sunshine has created ideal
growing conditions in the city, and grass cutting is
in full swing in the CBD.
In rural areas, cutting works will target major
intersections to ensure safety. General roadside
slashing will ramp up in December, in preparation
of the fire season.
Cutting will also take place on a list of
unmaintained nature strips in the city, improving
Elm Leaf Beetle control
Control of destruction by the Elm Leaf Beetle has
been completed at known hotspots in Sturt Street
and the town of Learmonth.
These works will ensure the beetle is controlled
to prolong the health and vigour of the tree asset.
If untreated, an Elm Leaf Beetle infestation can
defoliate a tree; if this happens continually the tree
Want more information?
Call the City of Ballarat's
Customer Service Centre at 5320 5500 or
A New Look Website
The City of Ballarat website is undergoing a
makeover and will soon emerge with a new look,
feel and navigation.
The new site will be more community and subject
focused, making it easier for residents and visitors
to find what they need.
In response to community feedback, there will
a Google driven search engine to improve the
relevancy of search results. It will also provide the
City with enhanced reports of searches, assisting
it in further developing easier access to online
In 2013, online projects and site development
will feature greater integration with social media,
accessibility enhancements and mobile-friendly
versions of content.
Want to have your say?
A set of example web pages are available to
preview at www.ballarat.vic.gov.au/demo.
Take a look in November and share your thoughts
in the Feedback section.
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