Victorian Coalition Government announces $300,000 masterplan for Ballarat station precinct revamp

Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013

An overhaul for the Ballarat railway station in Australia precinct is in the pipeline with options for a dramatic revitalisation project set to be explored with the Victorian Coalition Government announcing that a $300,000 masterplan will be developed.

Victoria Minister for Regional Cities Denis Napthine toured the site on February 12 with City of Ballarat Mayor John Burt and said the precinct had massive potential.

“The Ballarat Station is a CBD landmark and one of the grandest Victorian era station buildings in the state. It has been an icon in this city since its construction during the gold rush era and is famous for its historic architecture and imposing clock tower,” Dr Napthine said.

“However, the Coalition Government and the City of Ballarat recognise that there are issues with underutilised land, lack of parking and connections to the CBD.

“We believe the station precinct can be greatly improved and the whole area can be transformed, giving locals a more functional facility and leaving visitors with a lasting and positive first impression of the city,” Dr Napthine said.

“We also understand that patronage of the rail and bus services at the station has been increasing steadily and will continue to grow in the future, particularly when the Regional Rail Link project is completed.

“This is why the Coalition Government is pleased to contribute $75,000 from the Regional Growth Fund to enable planning work for the station precinct to begin,” Dr Napthine said.

The City of Ballarat will contribute $50,000 toward the project from its CBD strategy fund – Making Ballarat Central – while Victrack will also provide a further $175,000.

Cr Burt said the Ballarat station has served the community for more than 100 years, and the revitalisation of the station precinct is a key strategic project for Ballarat.

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