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Repairing our residential roads | ourBallarat winter 2022
As winter weather leads to more potholes on our roads, the City of Ballarat is preparing to ramp up repairs to keep our residential roads safe for our community.
Roads and streets
We maintain more than 1200 kilometres of sealed roads and 390 kilometres of unsealed roads within our municipality.
Road maintenance in Ballarat
The City of Ballarat maintains 1,093 kilometres of sealed roads and 382 kilometres of unsealed roads across the municipality.
On the right road | ourballarat autumn 2022
The City of Ballarat is embarking on a major investment to improve our 1,200 kilometres of sealed roads. Increased traffic and wet weather have damaged our road network. Our Sealed Roads team has been working throughout summer to repair our roads in preparation for the winter ahead.
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...
Shared E-Scooter Trial
City of Ballarat is the only regional location in Victoria selected for the State Government’s electric scooter trial program. The e-scooters provide a safe, fun, and environmentally friendly way to see our beautiful city.
A road is made up of three layers: The surface – the top level of the road The pavement – made up of one or more layers of gravel known as the base and sub-base to strengthen the road, and is generally 300-500ml thick The sub-grade – a natural material beneath the pavement that consists of clay, ironstone and sometimes rock.
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...