The City of Ballarat is installing community safety infrastructure at the White Flat Recreation reserve in the next few months and is seeking the community’s views and experiences to help inform upgrades to the area.
Community safety will be enhanced with the installation of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), lighting, landscaping, pathways and signs.
Sharing your experiences of the precinct will help the City of Ballarat establish baseline data to evaluate the project, following its completion.
The project, funded by the City of Ballarat and the Victorian Government’s Community Crime Prevention Program, aims to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and improve perceptions of safety in and around the reserve.
Residents can go online to share their perceptions, pinpoint safe and unsafe locations on a geospatial map and provide comments about the reserve at mysay.ballarat.vic.gov.au.
Reserve user groups, nearby businesses and organisations have been invited to participate.
The City of Ballarat will hold pop-up community sessions at White Flat Reserve and at the nearby Yarrowee River Trail in February.
Pop-up community sessions at White Flat will be held:
Saturday 16 February, 8-10am
Wednesday 20 February, 4.30-6.30pm
Thursday 21 February, 6-7pm
Pop-up community sessions at the Yarrowee River Trail will be announced soon.
The City of Ballarat in partnership with the Victorian Government is also delivering female-friendly changerooms, umpires’ changerooms, amenities, a kitchen and servery, and a multi-use change and social space at the White Flat Recreation Reserve.
This redevelopment is due for completion about April/May 2019.