Home' Moorabool Matters : Moorabool Matters Dec 2012 Contents MOORABOOL MATTERS - COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2012 15
AUSTRALIA DAY 2013
Australia Day 2013 will once again be full of activities in
Moorabool Shire, centred next year in Bacchus Marsh.
In 2012 the Ballan Mechanics Institute was packed to the
rafters with people who came to welcome new citizens, hear
Australia Day Ambassador Anne Peacock and congratulate
the winners of the Australia Day awards.
The Community Australia Day Breakfast kicks off the
celebration at 8am on January 26. This is followed by the
Australia Day Ceremony including presentation of Moorabool
Shire Council Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year
and Community Event of the Year; followed by the popular
Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony.
The venue for 2013 will be the Town Hall in Main Street,
INGLIS STREET DRAINAGE WORKS
WILL BENEFIT CAR PARKING
Inglis Street in Ballan has been a hive of activity this month as
Moorabool Shire Council installs stormwater drainage associated
with the car park development in Steiglitz Street.
The off-street parking at 62 Steiglitz Street will provide 50 car
parking spaces on a sealed surface with a concreted path through
to Inglis Street; but prior to the sealing of the car park, works are
required to establish effective stormwater drainage from the block.
Moorabool Shire Council CEO Rob Croxford assured people the
temporary disruption to parking was necessary preparation for
the project. "In order to finish the much needed larger car park
we need to address the stormwater issue; we apologise for the
temporary disruption but the end result will be very beneficial for
"Council is responding to the community's needs for more
parking in Ballan. We know both the population and the visitor
numbers are increasing so an extra 50 parking spaces will be very
"This work is significant for another reason; in that it is being
used as a training exercise for council staff. Council is pro-active
with training and educational opportunities, and this project is a
practical opportunity for works staff completing their Certificate III
in Local Government Operational Works.
"Ten staff members are being trained in aspects such as drainage,
road construction and bridge maintenance. The plan is to have
them complete the three year course in just two years and attain
a valuable qualification. Federal funding of $36,000 is assisting our
The next stage of the works includes drainage through the
proposed car park, extension and sealing of the car park and
constructing the walkway through to Inglis Street.
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