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City of Ballarat News 28 Febuary 2018


Apply for Community Impact Grant

LOCAL, not-for-profit organisations delivering community projects and events can now apply for funding in Round Three of the 2017/2018 Community Impact Grant Program.

Applications are now open online and close 28 February 2018 at 5pm.

For more information on the Community Impact Grant Program, go to www.ballarat.vic.gov.au to download a copy of the 2017/2018 guidelines and access the online application form.

2017/2018 City of Ballarat Community Impact Grants Congratulations to these great local community groups who received Round Two grants: •Eureka Mums for storage and shelving infrastructure •The Bard in Buninyong for set construction •Ballarat City Football Club for a community social connections program •Islamic Society of Ballarat for audio visual equipment •Ballarat Blue Light – for a mobile entertainment unit •Ballarat Country Music Association of Victoria for the purchase of a club laptop computer •Conservation Volunteers Australia for materials to assist with community gardening projects •Ballarat Redan Cricket Club for shade infrastructure •Ballarat Agricultural & Pastoral Society for picnic tables •Burrumbeet Soldiers Memorial Hall Committee for works to preserve historical gates •Ballarat Scottish Dancing Group for music and venue hire.

Repair works continue on Western Highway

WORKS to repair sections of the Western Highway between Burrumbeet and Beaufort are continuing.

Repairs have been undertaken in several places along the 26.5km section with traffic confined to one lane each way and speed restrictions in place for several weeks due to the worsening road surface.

Nigel Powers, Project Director, North Western Projects, said this section of work was almost complete however further work was required on a section near Beaufort.

“We have been working with the contractor to understand why the recently constructed section between Burrumbeet and Beaufort suffered some deterioration,” he said.

“We share the public’s disappointment that this recently constructed section of the duplication has suffered some surfacing failures.

“The contractor has met the full cost of the repairs for the 23.5km section it constructed.” Mr Powers said VicRoads would start work in early March repairing a 3km section of the Western Highway between Box Track and BeaufortCarngham Road.

These works are expectedto be carried out over a twotothree week period.

“These works will require land closures of up to 3km in length with a reduced speed limit of 40km/h,” Mr Powers said.

“However we will undertake every effort to ensure delays are minimised.” Mr Powers apologised for the ongoing disruption to the public.

“We understand that it is frustrating for drivers but we need to ensure this road is repaired to meet not only our standards, but the expectations of the travelling public,” he said.

VicRoads expects the repair work to be completed by the end of March.