The City of Ballarat has reopened its Visitor Information Centre at the former Kittelty's cafe space at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
According to a council spokesperson, the Lydiard Street temporary pop-up centre will be in operation until works at the Town Hall are finished, and the former information space becomes available again.
All visitor information activities maintain social distancing and are in accordance with COVID-19 procedures already in place at the Art Gallery.
Operation is subject to change in the current pandemic, the spokesperson added, and has reopened with the same regulations as other City of Ballarat services.
The centre is currently staffed with City of Ballarat employees - so far, council has not reactivated any of its volunteer programs, including its information centre Ambassador program.
It will be open at the Art Gallery, next door to the Lydiard Street entrance, from 10am to 4pm seven days a week, but this may change.
The Art Gallery reopened this month, with a bigger public entrance Police Lane and bookings.
The works at Town Hall include general maintenance of carpeting and repainting, and "some attention to fire services", the spokesperson said.
This is expected to be completed by August this year.
Maintenance works at the Art Gallery, near the front entrance and gift shop, are yet to be finalised.
It is not yet known if a cafe will return to the space.
"It is our understanding that there will be an expression of interest (process) undertaken following the statutory requirement of council to advertise its intention to lease," the spokesperson said.
City of Ballarat staff are continuing to take calls on 1800 44 66 33 while the Town Hall is closed to the public.
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