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Ballarat City News 17th December 2016

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Ballarat Station Precinct reminder

Expressions of interest from potential interested developers/ operators to deliver the project close this Thursday 17 December, 2015. The Victorian Government funded development will include a remediation of the Heritage Goods Shed and delivery of public open spaces, along with a range of transport-related outcomes in partnership with the private sector. A redevelopment will not only increase visitation and raise the profile of Ballarat, it will also create around 140 local jobs and will act as a catalyst for ongoing business and investment opportunities. The project will revitalise and transform the Ballarat Station Precinct into a commercial and cultural hub; a buzzing, thriving precinct for locals, commuters and visitors to enjoy. For more information visit: http://www.ballarat.vic.gov.au/pbs/city-strategy/strategic-projectsand-frameworks/current/ballarat-station-precinctmaster-plan.aspx

Bring on AFL games in 2017

It’s the final chance for residents to have their say on the Ballarat Major Events Precinct. The closing date for submissions is this Friday, 18 December, 2015. Have your say, and view the master plan and Eureka Stadium concept designs at: http://www.ballarat.vic.gov.au/pbs/major-projects/active-majorprojects/ballarat-majorevents-precinct.aspx

Hot weather

With hot weather forecast in Ballarat this week there’s no better place to stay cool than at our great range of aquatic facilities: Eureka, Buninyong, Black Hill and Brown Hill outdoor pools Midlands Outdoor Water Play Facility, Ballarat North Click here for location and opening hours: http://www.ballarat.vic.gov.au/lae/sports/swimming-pools.aspx

Love cycling?

Embrace the challenge and ride the iconic Mt Buninyong circuit as part of the 2016 Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships GranFondo event on Saturday 9 January. Find out more and register here: http://cycling.org.au/Events/Australian-GranFondo-Championships

Works update

We’ve been busy with a number of projects around the municipality including: parking sign replacement in CBD; annual reach mowing program underway; bridge maintenance repairs to bridges and vegetation cleared to improve safety; line marking in CBD; road re-sheeting program underway; and dust suppression program now complete.

Join the City of Ballarat Youth Council

Aged 15 to 25 years and interested in contributing to our local community? Join the City of Ballarat’s Youth Council and you’ll develop personal leadership and advocacy skills, learn more about government policy, be involved in community decision making, find out more about local volunteer opportunities and meet new people. Find out more and register here: http://www.youthservicesballarat.com.au/news/youth-council-(1).aspx

Recycling your mobile phone

Have you got an old mobile phone at home you don’t know what to do with? Drop it in to our Customer Service Centre, The Phoenix, 25 Armstrong Street South or the Ballarat Library during December and January and MobileMuster will donate $2 to the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal for every kilogram received. For more info on Mobile Muster click the link below: http://www.mobilemuster.com.au/