Roads & Footpaths


Hoon Hotline Members of the public can report hoon activity to police by telephoning Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. (Callers to Crime Stoppers do not have to give their name)

Residents and businesses directly affected by projects will receive correspondence from Council detailing the location and impact of the works. Motorists and pedestrians are advised to approach the areas with caution and comply with speed restrictions.  Enforceable speed restriction signage is installed at many of the construction sites for the safety of road users, pedestrians and construction personnel. Drivers are urged to comply with the lower speed limits at all sites

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The City of Ballarat has a number of traffic signs on its local roads, including regulatory signs and warning signs. An assessment prior to the installation of each sign is required relative to VicRoads guidelines. To request a new traffic sign or maintenance of an existing sign please contact Customer Service on 03 5320 5500.

Tourist & Services Signs

Persons or bodies seeking approval to use tourist attraction and/or services signs within Council road reserves should should contact Customer Service on 03 5320 5500. In many cases the application will need to be passed on to, or at least co-managed by, a VicRoads Regional Signing Officer.

In many cases traffic, tourist and services signs are required, however the City of Ballarat is trying to minimise the installation of signs where possible to avoid proliferation and make tourist and services signs easier to comprehend and more effective.

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Council uses a prioritisation process to strategically determine sites for new footpaths. This process uses specific criteria including the expected volume of pedestrians and the type of area, for example, school areas and shopping precincts.

In accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA), Council, in conjunction with VicRoads, continually increase the amount of tactile ground surface indicators (bumpy panels in footpaths) across the municipality. These facilities are used on footpaths to inform members of the community that they are near an obstacle, such as an intersection or step.

City of Ballarat Footpath Register 2010