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What is the City of Ballarat doing in response to COVID-19?
On Monday 16 March, the Victorian Government declared a State Of Emergency to help combat COVID-19. Local Government has a key role to play in emergency management situations. Response and Recovery Pandemic 2020 Plan To protect the health of residents and staff, the City of Ballarat has instigated its Response and Recovery Pandemic 2020 Plan for its staff, ratepayers, residents and the broader community. Our&n...
FAQs and further resources
What should I do? Join the thousands of Ballarat residents who recycle the right way. From 30 September 2019: STOP putting glass is your yellow recycling bin Re-use glass products such as jars when possible Take your glass bottles or jars to one of Council’s free glass drop-off sites OR you can put glass bottles and jars in your rubbish bin and they will go to landfill Clean, plastic containers from your kitchen...
We provide services through the Commonwealth Home Support Program to residents 65 years and over. Eligibility is determined by My Aged Care. Commonwealth Home Support Program provides the following services: In-home services Social connections programs which provide activities and opportunities to get involved in your community, be active and social with people who share similar interests Delivered Meals - often referr...
Food waste is wasted money for households, costing the average Victorian household $2,200 per year. Food sent to landfill also wastes all the resources, including water, required to grow, harvest, transport, package and sell produce. If food is sent to landfill it produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas. The best way to reduce food waste is to plan your meals, shop to a list, only purchase what you need, store your food correctly and learn t...
A kindness pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an unprecedented global crisis to Ballarat’s doorstep. Amid Stage 3 restrictions, the City of Ballarat has continued to deliver essential services to the community, including some of our most vulnerable residents, while also spreading some much-needed joy through our heartwarming Be Kind Ballarat campaign.
The new kids on the block
Ballarat has welcomed a new wave of foodies with 1816 Bakehouse, Lola, Grif. n Burger, and Pancho among the many additions. Alongside tried and tested restaurants like Moon and Mountain, Mr Jones and Underbar, our choice for dining out has never been more appetising.
Submit an eServices request to determine ownership of adjoining property assumed to be City of Ballarat-owned. We will consider sharing costs where the City of Ballarat is the freehold owner of adjoining land that is not a public park or public reserve. Want more details? Call our Property team on 5320 5500.