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    Recycling in Ballarat

    The City of Ballarat is on a continuous journey to improve the recycling process in our wonderful municipality. Improving recycling rates both reduces environmental impacts from waste going to landfill, and provides cost benefits to the city by reducing the costs of operating the landfill site.

    Your responses are important, and will form part of our strategy to ensure we improve our recycling service to residents.  This survey closes 29 August 2016.  


    The City of Ballarat is on a continuous journey to improve the recycling process in our wonderful municipality. Improving recycling rates both reduces environmental impacts from waste going to landfill, and provides cost benefits to the city by reducing the costs of operating the landfill site.

    Your responses are important, and will form part of our strategy to ensure we improve our recycling service to residents.  This survey closes 29 August 2016.  


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    Ballarat Fernery Redevelopment

    The Ballarat Fernery Redevelopment project has a number of objectives including the development of a fernery structure and landscaping features that enhances Ballarat Botanical Garden’s plant collection and creates a destination for visitors of all ages to enjoy in a wondrous natural experience. The redevelopment will provide an environment for the development of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens plant collections, showcasing outstanding architectural design and construction techniques through cost effective and innovative design that’s functional and beautiful.

    PROJECT BENEFITS: The social implications of this project are significant. The completed Fernery Redevelopment project will create a wonderful destination for visitorsContinue reading

    The Ballarat Fernery Redevelopment project has a number of objectives including the development of a fernery structure and landscaping features that enhances Ballarat Botanical Garden’s plant collection and creates a destination for visitors of all ages to enjoy in a wondrous natural experience. The redevelopment will provide an environment for the development of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens plant collections, showcasing outstanding architectural design and construction techniques through cost effective and innovative design that’s functional and beautiful.

    PROJECT BENEFITS: The social implications of this project are significant. The completed Fernery Redevelopment project will create a wonderful destination for visitors of all ages and have a positive effect on the local economy encouraging tourism to Ballarat and the Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

    PROJECT FINANCIALS: The vision for the Ballarat Fernery Redevelopment is based on a $4 million budget and construction will be staged in line with available funding.  The City of Ballarat committed $1.4 million in its 2015/16 Budget, to fully fund the first stage of the project. The Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens group has raised $150,000 for the project and with the City of Ballarat are developing a submission for future State Government funding of the project.

    Your opinion on the following concept images will help guide the direction of the Ballarat Fernery Redevelopment design. 

    This survey closes Thursday 18 August, 2016



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    Maternal & Child Health and Immunisation Service Survey

    We value all comments you may have as this helps us to shape future changes to the Maternal and Child Health Service to better meet your needs.

    We value all comments you may have as this helps us to shape future changes to the Maternal and Child Health Service to better meet your needs.

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    Rubicon Street Public Carpark - Safety Perceptions

    Council are responding to concerns regarding after dark safety in the Rubicon Street Public Carpark by local business owners and employees. We are applying for funding through the Department of Justice and Regulation to install lighting in the carpark to improve safety and confidence in using the carpark after dark.

    To support the application we would appreciate your feedback and comments on the issue of safety in and around this carpark both during the day and after dark’


    Council are responding to concerns regarding after dark safety in the Rubicon Street Public Carpark by local business owners and employees. We are applying for funding through the Department of Justice and Regulation to install lighting in the carpark to improve safety and confidence in using the carpark after dark.

    To support the application we would appreciate your feedback and comments on the issue of safety in and around this carpark both during the day and after dark’


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    Electric scooter or wheelchair recharge points

    City of Ballarat Council is interested in talking to people about the possible need for accessible recharge points in our city.


    City of Ballarat Council is interested in talking to people about the possible need for accessible recharge points in our city.


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    CBD Car Parking 2016 - Business Survey

    This survey is for the businesses that operate within central Ballarat. Parking meters and time restrictions encourage a larger turnover of customers, however customers may have different time requirements for each business. These questions are trying to determine an optimal balance for your business.


    This survey is for the businesses that operate within central Ballarat. Parking meters and time restrictions encourage a larger turnover of customers, however customers may have different time requirements for each business. These questions are trying to determine an optimal balance for your business.


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    CBD Car Parking 2016 - Community Survey

    The City of Ballarat is working to improve parking facilities for the central Ballarat area.  As a part of this process council is currently auditing space utilisation and seeking your input to have a better understanding of public use and need. 

    The aim of the process is to :

      Provide safe, accessible and affordable parking

    ·  Improve security for staff  and late night city patrons

    ·  Improve traffic safety

    ·  Improve resident amenity

    ·  Provide better protection for trees and other assetsContinue reading

    The City of Ballarat is working to improve parking facilities for the central Ballarat area.  As a part of this process council is currently auditing space utilisation and seeking your input to have a better understanding of public use and need. 

    The aim of the process is to :

      Provide safe, accessible and affordable parking

    ·  Improve security for staff  and late night city patrons

    ·  Improve traffic safety

    ·  Improve resident amenity

    ·  Provide better protection for trees and other assets and preserve the heritage amenity

    ·  Facilitate better utilisation of car parks

    ·  Position Ballarat for future growth of business/education/hospital facilities

    ·  Implement Council policy and recommendations


    The City of Ballarat is also working with VicRoads on the Improving Sturt Street and Mair Street Project. 

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    Little Bridge Street Pocket Park - Safety Perceptions


    This project has been funded by the Victorian Government Community Crime Prevention Program and Council. The project will deliver a range of safety and amenity improvements to the precinct including a new and reorientated toilet facility, landscaping improvements, closed circuit television cameras, improved lighting and public art installation. The purpose of the project is the use Safer by Design principles to improve the safety and amenity of the precinct.

    This survey is one of two surveys that Council will be undertaking relating to the project.

    This first survey helps us to further understand the current issues around precinctContinue reading


    This project has been funded by the Victorian Government Community Crime Prevention Program and Council. The project will deliver a range of safety and amenity improvements to the precinct including a new and reorientated toilet facility, landscaping improvements, closed circuit television cameras, improved lighting and public art installation. The purpose of the project is the use Safer by Design principles to improve the safety and amenity of the precinct.

    This survey is one of two surveys that Council will be undertaking relating to the project.

    This first survey helps us to further understand the current issues around precinct and also how you feel and perceive the precinct in relation to your safety and the amenity of the area.

    The second survey will be conducted after the delivery of improvements outlined above and we will ask the same questions to determine if you believe that the safety and amenity of the precinct has improved. This will occur in around twelve months’ time.


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    Review of the Council Rural Road Hierarchy 2016

    The City of Ballarat has commissioned this report to review the rural road hierarchy.

    The review deals with a number of elements including, but not limited to, local access classifications, unsealed roads and strategic routes.

    It specifically includes;

    ·  A list of revised definitions for local Access Roads for rural categories.

    ·  Recommended design standards including typical cross sections for the revised definitions suitable for incorporation in the Infrastructure Design Manual.

    ·  Recommended service levels for rural unsealed roads (for each of the defined classifications) expressed in termsContinue reading

    The City of Ballarat has commissioned this report to review the rural road hierarchy.

    The review deals with a number of elements including, but not limited to, local access classifications, unsealed roads and strategic routes.

    It specifically includes;

    ·  A list of revised definitions for local Access Roads for rural categories.

    ·  Recommended design standards including typical cross sections for the revised definitions suitable for incorporation in the Infrastructure Design Manual.

    ·  Recommended service levels for rural unsealed roads (for each of the defined classifications) expressed in terms of surface material depth and intervention levels to sustain those levels of service.

    ·  A  costed  routine  and  periodic  maintenance  schedule  (based  on  reviewed classifications) for the rural unsealed road network.

    ·  A review of evolutionary changes impacting on the network including functionality, land development, strategic planning and any anomalies or policy misalignment detected in the current Rural Road Hierarchy. 

    ·  Recommended variations to the Rural Road Hierarchy for Council consideration.

    ·  Recommended a staged capital improvement program, including costings, for identified road classification upgrades.

    ·  Incorporate proposed changes in an updated Rural Road Hierarchy document suitable for public exhibition and council endorsement.

    ·  An updated policy on sealing of unsealed roads


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    Green Waste Collection

    As a part of the strategic approach to reduce waste to landfill by 65% and reduce overall future waste costs, the City of Ballarat is seeking your opinion on how you currently deal with green waste and what a Council delivered Green Waste Collection service would mean to you. 

    Why Do You Need To Register To Take The Surveys Online? Registering opens up the doors to this and other consultations online, to complete surveys, add comments, join public discussions and more. You can use email, Facebook or Twitter to register. Registering helps make sure that survey results and comments canContinue reading

    As a part of the strategic approach to reduce waste to landfill by 65% and reduce overall future waste costs, the City of Ballarat is seeking your opinion on how you currently deal with green waste and what a Council delivered Green Waste Collection service would mean to you. 

    Why Do You Need To Register To Take The Surveys Online? Registering opens up the doors to this and other consultations online, to complete surveys, add comments, join public discussions and more. You can use email, Facebook or Twitter to register. Registering helps make sure that survey results and comments can be filtered on postcodes for local voices to be at the top and stops "spamming" of your important feedback. The survey is also available in hard copy at our Customer Service Centre and local Ballarat libraries and can also be downloaded from this site and posted. 

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