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Community has final say on draft budget

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The Ballarat community had its final say on the upcoming draft budget at a special council meeting last night.

Councillors heard 17 submissions in total – most of which related to environmental initiatives and emissions reduction.

Ballarat councillor Belinda Coates said there were also calls for new tram tracks and street lighting.

"The plan is to finish off the residential streets to upgrade them to LED which will save money and reduce emissions," she said.