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More detailed directions can be found in the Vic Roads Maps or Google Maps Sales and Trading Expectations The Ballarat Swap Meet is a full two (2) day event . Venue for the Ballarat Swap Meet is to remain in the current location for .. Taipei European School Bus Charter This document outlines the operational. We're just moving over Airport Road . with all new Entrances and Exits [Click Image to Enlarge] . and a whole new Site Plan Layout [Click Image to Enlarge] . Swap Meet rotary. February 7am to 6pm – Fri 22nd & Sat 23rd [ Site Holder setup from 2pm Thurs 21st ] Site Holder Info Swap Meet Arial – 2.
It was the first Victorian post office to open in a gold-mining settlement. The first newspaper, The Banner, published on 11 Septemberwas one of many to be distributed during the gold-rush period. Print media played a large role in the early history of the settlement.
The event, in which 22 miners were killed, is considered to be a defining moment in Australian history. The city earned the nickname "The Golden City" in the s.
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As quickly as the alluvial deposits drew prospectors to Ballarat, the rate of gold extraction fluctuated and, as they were rapidly worked dry, many quickly moved to rush other fields as new findings were announced, particularly Mount Alexander inFiery Creek  inand Ararat in Bya smaller number of permanent settlers numbering around 23,  many of whom had built personal wealth in gold, established a prosperous economy based around a shift to deep underground gold mining.
Confidence of the city's early citizens in the enduring future of their city is evident in the sheer scale of many of the early public buildings, generous public recreational spaces, and opulence of many of its commercial establishments and private housing.
A local steam locomotive industry developed from with the Phoenix Foundry operating until From the late s to the early 20th century, Ballarat made a successful transition from a gold rush town to an industrial-age city. The ramshackle tents and timber buildings gradually made way for permanent buildings, many impressive structures of solid stone and brick mainly built from wealth generated by early mining.
Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh visited between 9 and 13 December and as the first royal visit, the occasion was met with great fanfare. The later attempt of the Prince's assassination by Ballaratian Henry James O'Farrell was met with shock and great horror from locals.
Gong Gong reservoir was built in to alleviate flooding and to provide a permanent water supply. A direct railway to Melbourne was completed in December Local boosterists at the start of the 20th century adopted the nickname " Athens of Australia", first used to describe the city by the prestigious Irish-Australian jurist and politician of the early 20th century Sir John Madden.
A bluestone power station was built at the corner of Ripon Street and Wendouree Parade in with the main aim of providing the power required for electrification of the city's tramway network. The Sunshine rail disaster in resulted in the death of dozens of Ballarat residents. During the storm, a tornado swept across the city's northern and eastern suburbs destroying numerous homes in Ballarat NorthSoldiers HillBlack Hill and Ballarat Eastlifting and then again touching down at Eureka where it destroyed more homes before dissipating.
The pottery closed in when Osborne developed lead poisoning. The city eventually lost first provincial status to Geelong. The interwar period proved a period of recovery for Ballarat with a number of major infrastructure projects well underway including a new sewerage system. InBallarat Airport was established. ByBallarat's economy and population was recovering strongly with further diversification of industry, although in Geelong displaced it as the state's second largest city.
InBallarat became connected to the state electricity grid by a 66, kV line. In the post-war era, Ballarat's growth continued. In response to an acute housing shortage, significant suburban expansion occurred. While planning for the estate began inmain construction occurred between and The s brought a new optimism to the city. On 17 April it was announced that Lake Wendouree was to be the venue for rowing events of the Summer Olympics,  and work soon began on an Olympic village in Gillies Street.
A new prefabricted power terminal substation at Norman Street Ballarat North was constructed between and by the State Electricity Commission.
Elizabeth II visited on 8 March On 23 Novemberthe Olympic torch was carried through the city, and the following day the rowing events were held at the lake.
During the following decades, the city saw increased threats to its heritage. Inthe Ballarat City Council passed laws banning pillar-supported verandahs in the CBD, which threatened the removal of historic cast iron verandahs in the city. The by-law was met by staunch opposition from the National Trust, which had begun campaigning to protect some of the city's most historic buildings.
With the opening of Sovereign Hillthe city made a rapid shift to become a major cultural tourist destination, visited by thousands each year. During the s, a further houses were constructed at Wendouree West.
Private housing in the adjacent suburb of Wendouree closely matched and eventually eclipsed this by the mids. The suburb of greater Wendouree and Wendouree West had evolved as the suburban middle-class heart of the city.
In the City of Ballarat released a plan directing that growth of the city over the next 30 years is to be concentrated to the west of the city centre. The Ballarat West Growth Area Plan was approved by the city and state government inplanning an extensive fringe development consisting of 14, new homes and up to 40, new residents including new activity centres and employment zones.
Roman Catholic Diocese of Ballarat The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse final report published on 15 December found that people made a claim of child sexual abuse to the Diocese of Ballarat between and and that there was 21 alleged perpetrators identified in claims. Of the 21 alleged and convicted perpetrators 17 were priests which is 8. The extra vehicle pass must be pre purchased before the event and will not be available at the event.
An addional fee for postage and handling may be applicable. Short term vehicle access applies to Thursday 25 th February. A two hour limit applies. Failure to exit on time may result in the loss of the full fee or loss of the site. This opportunity is also applies to the general public on Friday and Saturday but is limited to one hour. Site holders must not exceed or extend the permitted site boundaries.
Please do not encroach on other sites. There is a maximum of 2 vehicles allowed per site. Wristbands Site holders RED wristband identification must be worn at all times. Additional fees will apply if not worn and displayed. Please have these on prior to entry to avoid delays. The wristbands cover entrance for set-up and trading days. Entry for children under 15 years is free provided that they are accompanied by adults. Pass Outs are replaced with the full time wearing of the wristband identification.
Site holders are advised to display the wristband when exiting and again on re-entry. Tampering with wristbands will not be tolerated. Parts will be delivered from the respective site holders to a centralized point where collection can be made by the respective buyers on proof of purchase. Proof of purchase simply means something to say that the item being collected is in fact theirs. A donation to the Morris Minor Club may be applicable. Catering Self-catering by site holders is permitted.
In addition there will be three major foods outlet areas and several smaller areas. There will be BBQ s, Commercial vans selling chips and other hot food, sandwiches, ice-creams and drinks available from Thurs afternoon. Some catering will be available after hours depending on demand.
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Gas BBQ s are permitted. No solid fuels BBQ s or open fires are permitted. These can alter according to weather conditions. Pre-packed - ICE Pre-packed ice will be available for purchase at the central food area. Ice will be available from 2. There will also be an ice delivery van circulating through the venue. Security The Ballarat Swap Meet will have adequate volunteer staff and professional security operators on site to ensure the safety and well-being of site holders and to ensure that the appropriate behaviour standards are adhered too.
Refer to attached Terms and conditions of entry further details. Failure to abide by the terms and conditions may result in the site holder s being evicted from the event. First aid First Aid facilities and appropriately trained staff will be on site. First aid will be supplied by professionally trained personnel and are located in main administration area. In the event of a serious incident requiring evacuation or similar then site holders must abide by the relevant instructions and 7 8 adhere to directions of the Ballarat Swap Meet Officials and the emergency services personnel.
Evacuations areas are identified on the site map. In the event of an emergency incident volunteer Marshalls shall respond and take action in accordance with the following 1. Isolate the incident and instigate control measures 3. Evacuate the immediate area 6. Assist persons evacuated Total Evacuation The Ballarat Swap Meet covers a large area and considerable time will be needed to effect a total evacuation.
Site holders are advised that careful consideration will be given by event organizers and Safety Officers to the consideration of total evacuation. In the event of Total and immediate evacuation the responsibilities are to ensure safety and lives of site holders and patrons.
Property and items for sale are a secondary consideration. Re-Booking A site re-booking facility will be available in the Swap Meet Administration area in the event that current sites holders may wish to re-book for February Re-bookings will also be accepted by mail, by direct credit or Eftpos by phone until 30 th June after which sites may be re-allocated to other interested parties.
Please have the correct money available at the time of re-booking to assist the process. General Information Further general information is attached for your convenience. The Venue for the Ballarat Swap Meet is to remain in the current location for and forthcoming years Further, the City of Ballarat has issued external contracts for some roadways adjacent to the Swap Meet venue.