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 this week.

Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford joined the project consortium representatives from Pellicano and Quest Apartment Hotels on site today 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 Andrews Labor 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.

From this week, 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 Labor Government’s $500 million Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund.

For more information on the works, visit vline.com.au or call V/Line on 1800 800 007.

Quote attributable to Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford

“This is a transformational project for Ballarat that will inject a new lease of life into our city – and we’re getting on with it.”

Quote attributable to Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard

“The construction of the multi-level car park is the first step in the transformation of the Ballarat Station Precinct, which will deliver more than 400 car parks and a brand new station precinct for locals.”

Quote attributable to Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight

“We’ve made significant investment in projects across Ballarat that will revitalise the city and ensure it remains a wonderful place to live, work and do business.”