Home City of Ballarat News CITY OF BALLARAT NEWS IN BRIEF Thursday 12th August 2015

CITY OF BALLARAT NEWS IN BRIEF Thursday 12th August 2015


New heritage street lights

Works to install six heritage street lights at the Ballarat Town Hall are currently underway. The street lights have been relocated from their previous location at Bakery Hill. The two existing street lights at the front of the Town Hall will also be refurbished as part of the project.

New footpath in Golden Point

A new concrete footpath has been constructed in York Street, Golden Point. The footpath commences at Young Street, along the north side of York Street past Llanberris Reserve before joining the existing footpath just near Main Road. The new footpath provides a safer environment for pedestrians and users of the Llanberris Athletics Centre.

Roadworks update

Streetscape and asphalt works will commence in Armstrong Street South, Ballarat next week. Armstrong Street South, between Sturt Street and Bath Lane, will be closed from Monday 10 to Monday 24 August. Works include line marking for angled parking and caravan parking areas. The works are in readiness for the opening of the Visitor Information Centre in its new location, the Ballarat Town Hall, later this month. There will be no left turn from Sturt Street onto Armstrong Street South during the works. Access to the Town Hall will be from the Dana Street end of Armstrong Street.

Grandparents’ playgroup

Did you know we have a playgroup especially for grandparents and their grandchildren? The group meets every Tuesday, 10 to 11.30am at the Australian Catholic University, Playgroup Room. Entry is by gold coin donation and we ask that you bring a fruit snack for your grandchild.

Victorian Indigenous Art Awards

The 2015 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards is now on display at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Congratulations to this year’s winners. 2015 marks ten years of the Awards celebrating the quality and diversity of art practice among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists through exploring south-east Australia’s distinctive culture, people and art. The Awards profile the diversity of current Indigenous practice in Victoria and focus on the uniqueness of southeast Australian Aboriginal art. The exhibition is on display until Sunday, 20 September. Entry is free. More info on the awards and exhibition available here: www.indigenousartawards.com.au