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Promote the City as a great place for business investment, advocate on behalf of local businesses, support local economic development and provide business networking opportunities.
Council plays an important role in building safe environments and building stronger, more connected communities. To do this, we work in partnership with many organisations, including Victoria Police.
Council provides collection and disposal services to households for general waste, green waste and recycling, as well as education about these services. Our Transfer Station also provides for the disposal of green waste, hard waste, recycling and chemical waste.
Council contributes to city-wide emergency planning and preparedness for fire, flood, storm and heat events.
We work to ensure that the City is a welcoming, inclusive and accessible community, so that all people experience equity and inclusion as they live, work, learn and explore Ballarat. This includes people of all abilities, cultural backgrounds, genders and sexual orientation.
Council develops and delivers strategies, projects and services that protect and enhance the City's diverse natural ecosystems and native plants and animals.
Council develops and delivers Council policies, strategies and projects that help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and minimise the adverse impacts of climate change.
Council provides arts and cultural opportunities for all ages including live performances, exhibitions, events, public art and workshops. We also oversee the planning and operation of arts and culture facilities.
Council provides access to a range of health, education, care and support services for children and their families including the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) service, kindergartens and supported playgroups. We also provide community facilities where other services co-locate to deliver programs that support young children.
The City of Ballarat provides library services across three branches including outreach services, early years and adult programs, assistance with technology as well as a great collection of books.
Maintaining and improving our many parks and gardens.
Support for community to meet their goals and aspirations, including neighbourhood planning and engagement and community grants.
Developing strategies and partnerships to improve health and social conditions in the City.
Supporting our diverse community and promoting the sharing of culture and development of community harmony.
Supporting and planning for Ballarat's key role as a tourist destination.
Enforcement of our local laws, including parking laws.
Ensuring our food premises and personal services businesses meet standards for safe service.
Operation of Council's pound, registration of animals, registration of animal businesses, pet ownership education and provision of Ranger services.
Our aquatic centres and water parks.
Provision of a diverse range of community events, including the Begonia Festival, Heritage Weekend, Winter Festival and Summer Sundays.
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