The City of Ballarat is working to return as many staff as possible to our CBD office sites in line with the easing of Victorian Government COVID-19 restrictions.
Seventy-five per cent of staff have returned to their worksites. This includes staff at Ballarat Libraries, the Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre, Ballarat Animal Shelter, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Customer Service, Depot, Regulatory Services, Ballarat Information Centre, Ageing Well, our childcare and Maternal and Child Health services.
We are now planning to return as many staff as we can to our office sites at the Town Hall, Gordon and Phoenix buildings mid-April.
Under a hybrid model of returning staff to our office sites, permanent employees will return to the office three days a week and part-time staff will spend 50 per cent of their time working in the office by mid-April.
Our return to office plans will be subject to Victorian Government restriction guidelines, in compliance with our workplace COVID Safe Plans and providing workplace flexibility, where appropriate.
City of Ballarat Chief Executive Officer Evan King says Ballarat’s recovery from the economic impacts of COVID-19 is our collective responsibility.
“We know our employees play an important role in providing support to Ballarat’s local businesses,” he says.
“We encourage all private and public sector employers to return their staff as quickly as possible, in line with government restrictions, in a bid to support our CBD businesses and help stimulate commercial and retail activity.”