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Midlands Outdoor Water Play update

The weather is warming up and we’ve got some news that will make you excited about summer! Just when you thought you couldn’t love our Midlands Outdoor Water Play Facility any more works are underway to deliver: a new double BBQ (complete); a new bike rack (complete); a new additional shade structure; new bench seating near the BBQ area; and additional bins. The Midlands Outdoor Water Play Facility is located in Ballarat North and will re-open on 1 November, 2015.

Project Update

Upgrade works at the Alfredton Recreation Reserve are progressing well. The $1.3 million oval reconstruction project includes new subsurface irrigation and drainage, spoon drain, fence, sand profile, turf and coaches boxes. An additional $345,000 will also deliver new lighting towers to the Reserve. Works will be complete in time for the Ballarat Football Netball League 2016 season. The project is fully funded by the City of Ballarat as part of the 2015/16 Budget.


The new public toilet facility in Ballarat’s entertainment precinct is complete. Located in Alfred Deakin Place, the new facility is the first project to be delivered as part of the Budget Priority Projects Survey. The new facilities include 1 x accessible toilet, 3 x standard cubicles, lighting and CCTV. The reinstated indigenous themed art work by artist Marley Smith also looks fantastic.

Save the date

Get fire ready with free green waste disposal at the City of Ballarat’s Gillies Street Transfer Station between Monday 16 and Sunday 22 November, 2015. With the fire danger period fast approaching it’s time to identify risks on your property and to prepare to reduce the spread, speed and intensity of fire. Green Waste must be separated from other waste and loads must not exceed three cubic metres. Residents who bring nongreen waste and mixed loads will be charged at normal rates. The City of Ballarat Transfer Station is located in Gillies Street South and is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm and Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm.

Roadworks update

Roadworks are now underway in Cuthberts Road, Alfredton. The project includes road reconstruction of Cuthberts Road, between Lawrie Drive and Elaine Avenue, and a new entrance road into the Alfredton Recreation Reserve. Works are expected to be complete by 29 January, 2016. Motorists are requested to approach the area with caution and to observe all warning and directional signage.

Active Women in Sport survey

The City of Ballarat is currently calling for local sporting clubs to complete a survey on women in sport. If you’re a member of a sports committee and haven’t received the survey yet contact our Sport and Recreation team on 5320 5701 to find out more and access a copy.

Cardigan Village update

The City of Ballarat’s popup library service will visit Cardigan Village every second Tuesday starting 13 October. The pop-up library will be located at the Cardigan Village Community Centre between 10am and 12pm with family story time at 10.30am. The service will deliver a fresh collection of adult, young adult and junior fiction, as well as picture books, non-fiction, magazines and CDs, DVDs and talking books to residents.

ContainART at Art Gallery of Ballarat

See the works of local artist Josh Muir in his exhibition titled ‘Ballarat Portraits’ at ContainART, located in Alfred Deakin Place. The exhibition features eight portraits of well-known Ballarat residents including: David Hobson, Max Sharam, Jane Smith, Sharon Knight, Uncle Byron Powell, Mark Guirguis, Elizabeth Lewis-Gray and David Battersby. The exhibition is on show until 15 November

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