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CITY OF BALLARAT NEWS IN BRIEF Thursday 23th July 2015

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New public toilet facility

You told us what you wanted and we have listened. A new public toilet facility will be constructed in Ballarat’s entertainment precinct. The new public toilet facility is the first project being delivered as part of the City of Ballarat’s Budget Priority Projects Survey. The $250,000 public toilet will be constructed in Alfred Deakin Place in time for the Archibald Prize opening at the Art Gallery of Ballarat on 2 October. The project also includes an Indigenous themed art work. The new art work will replace the existing Indigenous mural in Alfred Deakin Place, which has deteriorated and will this week be decommissioned. The City of Ballarat is working with the original artist Marley Smith on the development of the new piece.

 

Winterlude projections

The spectacular Ballarat Winterlude projections are on show on the Ballarat Town Hall facade until the end of the month. View the promotional clip here: http://www.youtube. com/watch?v=q_VtzPfsFUs

 

Gallery after school program

Know a budding young artist? Registrations are now open for the Term Three After School Program at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. The Gallery’s After School Program is an opportunity for students to work with local professional artists to expand their art knowledge and skills while having some fun. Full details available here: http://www.artgalleryofballarat. com.au/learning/ after-school-programterm3,-2015.aspx Places are limited. To book contact the Gallery at 5320 5858 or email artgal@ballarat.vic.gov.au

 

Works completed

The Doveton Street footpath, between Sturt and Mair Street (east side) has been upgraded. The project delivered new bluestone and asphalt paving, replacement of bluestone kerbing, bluestone paved dining areas and the parking pavement area has been upgraded with new asphalt and line marking.

 

On again this weekend

Immerse yourself in the city’s laneways as part of the next exciting instalment of Ballarat’s first Winterlude event. Ballarat Laneway: Local and Live is on every Friday and Saturday night until 1 August. Ballarat Laneways features: five, interactive light installations featuring local artists; four, free, live music concerts over two venues; sixteen street art performances; Backspace Gallery openings; and food vendors and beverages. For more info visit www. ballaratwinterlude.com.au

 

 

Western Bulldogs – Ballarat

Football Clinic this Thursday Know a footy fan aged between 5 and 12 years of age? Bring them along to the Western Bulldogs ?Ballarat Football Clinic at Eastern Oval this Thursday, 23 July, 4.15 to 5.15pm.They’ll have the chance to learn from the best at a free, fun-filled clinic featuring giveaways and much more. No need to register, just turn up on the day.

 

Central Highlands Library – winter what’s on calendar

Keen to do a creative writing workshop, learn how to write a resume or join a book club? Maybe you’re interested in researching your family history or know someone who would benefit from a workshop on using facebook, email or tablet device. The Ballarat, Wendouree and Sebastopol Library host a jam-packed program of events every week. All events are free. View the program here: http://swft.chrl.ent.sirsidynix.net. au/custom/web/content/chrl/Ballarat/Whats-OnWinter-2015.pdf

 

Plastic Free July and Clean Ballarat

Council is dedicated to the Clean Ballarat initiative, which provides an integrated approach to environmental initiatives. Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness about singleuse disposable plastic and challenges people to do something about it. You can even sign up for one day. For more info and to register visit: http://www.plasticfreejuly.org/

 

New footpath in Brown Hill

The footpath in Reid Street, Brown Hill has been upgraded. The footpath runs from Ainley Street to Thompson Street, continuing on the east side of Thompson Street to the bus stop in Humffray Street. As part of the works, the bus stop concrete pad was also upgraded. Stage two of the project will see the footpath continued along Reid Street to the kindergarten in Reid Court.

 

Library – swift card

Are you a member of the Ballarat, Wendouree or Sebastopol Library? Your library card is now a “Swift One Card” which means it can be used to borrow items at any public library branch that is part of the Swift Consortium network. You can now borrow and return items from over 100 libraries across Victoria, gain improved access to collections, there is no need for multiple library cards filling your wallet and you can take care of fees/fines at any participating library.

 

Warrenheip School Zone signage

New school zone signage has been installed at the ?Warrenheip Primary School. The project delivered two new solar powered electronic school speed zone signs and the relocation of existing signage so that motorists have better advanced warning of the school zone. The project was delivered as part of our Local Area Traffic Management program.

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