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Victoria's best tree climbers will showcase
their unique abilities right here in Ballarat
at the 2012 Victorian Tree Climbing
Supported by the City of Ballarat, the
Championships will be held on Saturday
10 November from 7am at the North Gardens,
corner of Gillies and Gregory Streets, Lake
The Championships features five events:
Work Climb, Throwline, Aerial Rescue,
Secured Footlock, and Speed Climb.
Spectators will see the arboricultural industry
at play, along with the latest developments in
climbing techniques, tools and equipment.
New bike initiatives
Thanks to a $75,000 grant from the Transport
Connections Innovation Fund, two new projects
will be rolled out in the City of Ballarat to make
life easier for people with limited transport.
Bike racks at Lake Wendouree
The grant will be used to provide additional
bike racks for cyclists at Lake Wendouree.
The Ballarat Rack-A-Bike program will see the
design and construction combine innovative
street art that doubles as a functional bike
rack. These will be placed at suitable locations
around Lake Wendouree and will allow cyclists
to 'hang' or secure their bike.
The new bike racks will be constructed and
installed in the next two months.
Biycle Refurbishment program
The YMCA, in partnership with community
groups, will facilitate the Ballarat reCYCLE
program, restoring old bikes for young people
in need throughout the city.
As part of the program, young people will learn
mechanical and refurbishment skills to restore
the bikes, while recipients will undertake bike
safety, riding skills and basic maintenance
The program has commenced at the Ballarat
YMCA centre in Wendouree.
For more information or if you have an old bike
you would like to donate, contact Olivia Brown
at the YMCA at 5329 2802.
Hitting graffiti for six
Delacombe's VRI Cricket Club members rolled
up their sleeves recently to be trained in graffiti
removal techniques by City of Ballarat staff.
The team cleaned graffiti from the Delacombe
corner shop and are now equipped with the skills
and the materials needed to remove tagging at the
club's pavilion at the Doug Dean Reserve.
The initiative is a partnership between the City of
Ballarat and Delacombe Neighbourhood Renewal.
The City devotes significant resources towards
combating graffiti each year and will continue to
do so, however the initiative provides community
groups with the tools to remove graffiti from their
facilities and take a proactive stand against such
The City of Ballarat congratulates the club for their
willingness to be involved in the project.
Ballarat's Meals on Wheels recipients were treated
with a visit from HMAS Ballarat officers and crew
More than 30 HMAS Ballarat officers and crew
helped deliver around 800 meals as part of the
City of Ballarat's Meals on Wheels service.
Both the clients and the 160 volunteers enjoyed
the opportunity to chat with members of the
crew who were happy to share some of their
experiences in the Navy. Veterans and ex-Defence
staff were particularly excited at the opportunity to
chat with the servicemen and women.
The City of Ballarat hosted a Civic Reception at
Town Hall for the officers and crew, with Mayor Cr
Mark Harris acknowledging the framed copy of the
HMAS flag on display in the Trench Room.
Below: Richard Kenyon at
the 2012 Australian Tree
Climbing Competition, who
will compete in Ballarat
on 10 November.
OR ENTER THE
Dave Nichols, James Westbrook, Steve Arnott, Reece Isbister,
James Nichols and Lui of the Delacombe corner shop give the
thumbs up to a graffiti-free shopfront.
Serving the Community
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