Road Closures for winter festival

Ice skating Ballarat. Photo: Dylan Burns

Ice skating Ballarat. Photo: Dylan Burns

Ballarat Winter Festival will be held at various locations throughout July.

The following traffic alterations will be in place:

Pop Up Ice Skating Rink:

A pop-up ice skating rink will operate in the heart of the CBD, Armstrong Street South, between the Ballarat Town Hall and Myer.

The ice skating rink will operate during the school holidays – Saturday 1 to Sunday July 16, 9am to 8.30pm, eight sessions daily.

Road closures are required for the set-up, operation and take-down of the ice skating rink. This will take place from Monday, June 19 to Wednesday, July 26.

·         Armstrong St South will be closed from Sturt St to the rear of the Town Hall

·         Access into Bath Lane will be maintained, coming from the Dana St direction

·         Access to the Myer loading dock will be unimpeded; deliveries will access the dock from the Dana St direction

·         The Ballarat Visitor Information long vehicle / caravan parking will be relocated from the back of the Town Hall to the front of the Town Hall in Sturt St

-       Regular vehicles will still be able to access the seven visitor parks and two parks normally reserved for long vehicles at the rear entrance of Town Hall (access via Dana St in to Armstrong St Sth)

-       Alternate visitor parking can be accessed along Armstrong St Sth, or the multi-storey car park at Central Square

·         The Myer taxi rank will be relocated to two car parks directly out the front of the Central Square Post Office, Phoenix Mall, Armstrong St South.

Visit Ballarat Winter Festival Installations:

A giant inflatable slide will be located in Armstrong Street Sth and winter forest in Town Hall Lane.

Road closures are required for the set-up, operation and take-down of the slide and the winter forest. This will take place from Tuesday, June 27 to Wednesday, August 2.

·         The road crossing between Armstrong St South and Sturt St will be closed.

·         Town Hall Lane will be closed from Sturt St to the front of the parking laneway. Access for business parking will maintain open and accessible via Bath Lane.

For more information on the 2017 Ballarat Winter Festival event visit: www.ballaratwinterfestival.com.au