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Roads and streets
We maintain more than 1000 kilometres of sealed roads and 390 kilometres of unsealed roads within our municipality.
Works Within Roads Reserve
Any works that involve digging in the road reserve require consent. To excavate any part of the road reserve you must apply to the coordinating road authority. For roads belonging to the City of Ballarat you can apply for the permit online or in person at our Customer Service Centre. You must also conduct a Dial Before You Dig search to locate underground services. Upon receipt of an application, one of our Asset Surveil...
You need a Vehicle Crossing Permit to construct a concrete vehicle crossing or bridge on Council-owned land.
Disability parking permits
Victoria is moving to the Victorian Government's new Accessible Parking Permit (APP) Scheme and online administration system. From 22 March 2021, the City of Ballarat will move to the APP Scheme. Residents and organisations who need a new permit, or to renew or replace a permit, will need to apply with the new application process.
Stormwater and Drains
Stormwater is water that runs off hard surfaces such as footpaths, roads and rooftops when it rains. Most of Ballarat’s stormwater flows into the Yarrowee River, then into the Leigh River, the Barwon River, and finally into Bass Strait at Barwon Heads. What stormwater drains am I responsible for? All building works must comply with Victorian Building Regulations. This requires stormwater to connect to a lega...
LED Streetlight Replacement Project
The City of Ballarat is currently undertaking an LED bulk replacement of remaining non-LED street lights on minor roads across the municipality. The new LED lights perform better, last longer and are significantly more efficient than the existing lights.
Asset Protection Permits aim to protect public assets from private building activities taking place on private land to ensure public infrastructure, such as footpaths, drainage and roads, as well as vegetation on public land (including street trees), remain serviceable during the construction process and are not left damaged at the completion of works. Once a permit has been paid for, our Asset Surveillance Officers will inspect the publi...
Shining the light on energy efficiency
Ballarat’s streetlighting is receiving a major upgrade with 6,750 lights being replaced by energy efficient LEDs along our smaller residential roads.
City of Ballarat uses the latest Infrastructure Design Manual, which outlines our engineering/infrastructure standards for roads, drainage and other structures. The manual is used to make sure minimum design criteria are met for design and construction of infrastructure, whether it is constructed by City of Ballarat or a developer.