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Ballarat Regional Car Parks Fund
The State Government’s Regional Car Parks Fund will deliver 1,000 free car park spaces in Ballarat to meet growing demand.
Planning our parks | ourballarat winter 2022
Parks and gardens form the hearts and souls of cities and suburbs. They are more than meeting places and are integral to our sense of community.
Victoria Park is a large recreational area and one of Ballarat's most significant parks. On 23 May 1890 citizens helped plant more than 3000 trees to celebrate Victoria's first Arbor Day.
You can exercise your dog in an off-leash area but must maintain effective control. Discover off-leash areas on the map below. The City of Ballarat has 11 off-leash dog areas: Wendouree – CE Brown Reserve Dog Park (Dowling St) Wendouree – Pioneer Park (Ring Rd) Alfredton – Cuthberts Road Reserve Newington – Victoria Park Dog Park (Poplar Ave Newington, off Russell St) Soldiers Hill – Gregory St Reserve Black Hill – Chisholm St ...
Making a splash this summer | ourballarat summer 2022-23
Beat the heat this summer at one of Ballarat’s many splash parks and swimming pools.
A blooming recovery
A new-look Ballarat Begonia Festival is at the heart of plans to entice visitors to Ballarat this year. Re-imagining the Ballarat Begonia Festival City of Ballarat Events Manager Sarah Kennedy says this year’s event will look very different. “We’re shaking things up. Activities will take place across Ballarat and the CBD will be brought to life with high-impact floral art installations,” she says. “After ...
Responsible pet ownership
You can keep up to two dogs and up to two cats. Animals kept on farm land are exempt. See pages 27-28 of the Community Local Law 2017 for details. Submit an Excess Animals Application to apply for a permit to keep more pets than listed above. Requirement to contain with appropriate fencing Under the Domestic Animals Act 1994, dog owners are required to ensure that their dogs are securely contained to the property at all times, unl...
Caring for our trees | ourballarat Spring 2021
The City of Ballarat’s Arboriculture team cares for our magnificent leafy streetscapes and the hundreds of trees in our parks and gardens. This team of dedicated arborists manages the city’s vast urban forest for our community.
The reserve, at the Corner of Gillies and Norman Streets, includes a fenced playground ith features suitable for children of all ages. Public Toilets and BBQ facilities are also located on site. Features Public toilets BBQs Playgrounds
Ballarat event application guide
Ballarat has many parks, waterways, and sporting reserves that can be used for a wide range of events and activities. To manage these on behalf of our community, event managers (those responsible for planning and delivering the event), must apply to the City of Ballarat for a permit to use the public space (venue).