Victoria

Transformation of Ballarat Station Precinct set to begin

Plans and approvals for the new Ballarat Station Precinct are finalised and work is commencing on the massive redevelopment.

Victorian Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford joined the project consortium representatives from Pellicano and Quest Apartment Hotels on site to mark the start of Stage One – construction of a 405-space commuter car park and internal road access from Nolan Street.

The $50 million project includes upgrades to the historic Goods Shed, a new convention and events centre, a Quest Apartment Hotel, shops, restaurants, a bus interchange and a new public plaza.

The Victorian Government’s $32 million investment will provide around 140 jobs during construction and deliver important improvements to the major transport hub. This investment includes $7 million for the multi-level carpark and the new bus interchange.

Fencing will be in place to cordon off the construction zone, affecting a small portion of the car park. Posters are on display inside the station with maps to help commuters plan their parking.

A new 405-space commuter car park and access road will be built within the construction zone. It is due for completion in mid-2018.

The Ballarat Station Precinct transformation is supported by the Government’s $500 million Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund.

Source: Vic Government