Altered hours during the Easter and ANZAC Day period.
The City of Ballarat services and operations have altered hours during the Easter and ANZAC Day period.
The City of Ballarat office departments will shut down at 5pm, Thursday 13 April and reopen on Tuesday 18 April 2017. These departments will also close on ANZAC Day, Tuesday 25 April. The City’s operations rapid response team, street cleansing/sanitation unit and waste collection unit will continue to operate during the holiday period. Community Care and Access will also continue to provide essential services to clients during this period.
There is no change to waste or recycling collection over the holiday period. The Ballarat Transfer Station, Gillies Street, is closed Good Friday. It is open 10am to 4pm on Easter Saturday 15 April, Easter Sunday 16 April, Easter Monday 17 April and ANZAC Day, Tuesday 25 April 2017.
City of Ballarat Locations
The Ballarat Botanical Gardens is open every day, 7.30am to 6pm, with the Conservatory open 9am to 4.30pm. Entry is free.
The Art Gallery of Ballarat is open 10am to 5pm all days. Entry is free.
Her Majesty’s Theatre is closed: Good Friday 14 April, Easter Saturday 15 April, Easter Sunday 16 April and Easter Monday 17 April. The Box Office is open at 7pm for tickets to the performance on ANZAC Day, Tuesday 25 April. Tickets are available at Her Majesty’s website: www.hermaj.com
Eureka Aquatic Centre is closed Good Friday 14 April.
The Centre is open:
Easter Saturday 15 April: 9am to 5.30pm
Easter Sunday 16 April: 9am to 5.30pm
Easter Monday 17 April: 9am to 5pm
ANZAC Day, Tuesday 25 April: 1 to 5pm
The City of Ballarat outdoor water play spaces at Midlands, Doveton Street North; and Sebastopol, Vickers Street are open 9am to 9pm every day.
Ballarat Aquatic & Lifestyle Centre (BALC) Opening Hours
Good Friday 14 April: Closed
Easter Saturday 15 April: 8am to 4pm BALC Café: 9am to 3pm
Easter Sunday 16 April: 8am to 4pm BALC Café: 9am to 3pm
Easter Monday 17 April: 8am to 4pm BALC Café: 9am to 3pm
ANZAC Day, Tuesday 25 April: 1 to 6pm BALC Café: 2 to 4pm
The BALC Children’s Centre is closed 14 to 17 April and 25 April 2017.
City of Ballarat Libraries
The Ballarat, Wendouree and Sebastopol Libraries, and the Library Outreach Services, are closed: Good Friday 14 April, Easter Saturday 15 April, Easter Sunday 16 April, Easter Monday 17 April and ANZAC Day, Tuesday 25 April.
City of Ballarat secures White Night for consecutive year
Ballarat will host White Night in March 2018
League of Historical Cities
The City of Ballarat has voted to send Mayor Cr Samantha McIntosh and a council officer to the League of Historical Cities board of directors meeting in Turkey next month.
OPINION PIECE – City of Ballarat Mayor Samantha McIntosh