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CITY OF BALLARAT NEWS IN BRIEF Thursday 5th August 2015

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Trees, trees and more trees

Our tree planting program has commenced and trees will be planted at various locations across Ballarat between now and October. Over the next two weeks trees will be planted in Felix Court, Miners Rest; Yarra Park Drive, Sebastopol; Edwards Street, Sebastopol; and Cuthberts Road, Alfredton.

Are you a local business owner?

If so, listen up! Increase your chances of winning more local tenders by attending a FREE City of Ballarat Tenderwrite workshop. Register now to better understand the tendering process, learn practical skills on how to source tender opportunities and get tips on how to prepare winning submissions. Sessions will be held: Friday 7 August, 9am to 3pm, Tuesday 22 September, 9am to 3pm and Thursday 22 October, 9am to 3pm. All workshops will be held at the Ballarat Town Hall. The first workshop on 7 August will be held as part of Ballarat Business Month. Registrations essential contact the City of Ballarat at 5320 5116.

VEC representation review

How do you think Council should be structured? The Victorian Electoral Commission is conducting a representation review of Ballarat City Council and wants your input. The review looks at the appropriate number of councillors and internal electoral structure of Council, to ensure that all voters are given fair and equitable representation. The VEC will host a public information session this Monday, 3 August at 6pm at the ?Ballarat Town Hall. You can also have your say by making a submission online. Visit the link below for more info: https://www.vec.vic.gov.au/reviews/Ballaratrr.html

Rustic fountain

We’re currently restoring the Rustic Fountain in the south-east corner of Lake Wendouree. The 120 year-old spray head has been removed for cleaning and repairs, sections of the rockwork are being rebuilt, shrubs have been removed, and power is being connected to operate a pump. Landscaping works will also take place to complete the precinct. Works will be complete by the end of August.