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Ballarat Station Precinct Redevelopment Project

The Victorian Government is partnering with the private sector to deliver the Ballarat Station Redevelopment Precinct.

Overview

Artists impression of the redeveloped Ballarat Station Precinct

The Ballarat Station Precinct has been transformed into a vibrant commercial, transport and community space, a project made possible through an investment of $28.3 million thanks to the Regional Infrastructure Fund.

The redevelopment includes:

  • a modern Quest Apartment Hotel with 77 rooms
  • a refurbished Goods Shed featuring a conference and events centre with 1,700m2 of meeting rooms, a 300-seat banquet space and a 300-seat theatrette more than 900m2 of retail and dining options
  • a public plaza suitable for community events, markets, and general use
  • an access road connecting Nolan Street and Lydiard Street to the precinct with pedestrian linkages
  • a commuter car park with 405 spaces over three levels
  • additional 150 car park spaces for the hotel and conference centre
  • a local bus interchange.

Project partners

The Pellicano Group was the successful consortium to deliver the project. The consortia members include:

  • PGPD No.2 (Builder/Developer)
  • DBI Design (Project Architect)
  • Quest (Anchor tenant and Hotel Operator)

Ballarat Station Precinct Redevelopment Newsletter, November 2019 (PDF 1.3 MB)


Objectives of Program

The project delivers a vibrant commercial, transport and community precinct that will restore the prominence of the Goods Shed and transform the heart of the city. A new hotel and conference centre created jobs 140 full-time equivalent jobs during construction and will attract more visitors to the region and stimulate the local community’s economic growth and development.

Final concept plans

The second round of consultation with the community and stakeholders on the Ballarat Station Precinct Redevelopment Project was held between 29 November 2016 and 22 January 2017.

During this time, a community Open Day was held in Ballarat on 3 December 2016. Concept design plans were also made available online and at RDV Ballarat offices for the duration of the consultation period.

The Pellicano Group have delivered an integrated mixed-use community, commercial and transport precinct including:

  • a modern Quest hotel with 77 rooms
  • a modern and flexible conference centre with adjoining retail and dining options
  • a new three-level commuter car park with 405 car spaces internal road access and pedestrian improvements
  • public plaza for community events.

Construction delivery

The Ballarat Station Precinct Redevelopment opened to the public in February 2022.

Heritage

The Victorian Government recognises the cultural and historical significance of Ballarat Station and the Goods Shed. The project respects and preserves the historical significance of the precinct, while capitalising on the underutilised economic potential of the site.

The precinct is subject to the Victorian Heritage Act 1995, meaning any development works on the site required approval from Heritage Victoria. Heritage Victoria has reviewed and approved all heritage permits from the Developer. As part of the process, Heritage Victoria held a two-week public exhibition period in July 2017.

A significant portion of the Government’s $28.3 million investment supported the conservation of the heritage fabric of the Goods Shed. The project delivered a public forecourt and open space between the Goods Shed and North Station building, to maintain visual connectivity between the two buildings.

Key elements of the interior have been retained, such as a large open volume with the internal structure (timber roof trusses, posts and beams) and side walls exposed.


Funding Details

The Victorian Government has pledged $28.3 million towards the delivery of the Ballarat Station Precinct Redevelopment Project, in partnership with the private sector.


Download Resources

Resource Download
BSPR Traffic Engineering Assessment Report (5.8 MB ) Download
Ballarat Station Precinct Redevelopment Bulletin November 2015 (238.3 KB ) Download
Ballarat Station Precinct Redevelopment Bulletin November 2016 (123.2 KB ) Download
BSPR Transport Commuter Hub information board (265.8 KB ) Download
BSPR Quest Apartment Hotel information board (169.3 KB ) Download
BSPR Public Realm information board (243.7 KB ) Download
BSPR Precinct Transformed information board (270.8 KB ) Download
BSPR Precinct Plan information board (261.4 KB ) Download
BSPR Conference Centre information board (258.8 KB ) Download
BSPR Community Plaza information board (226.7 KB ) Download
BSPR Newsletter October 2018 (223.8 KB ) Download
BSPR Brochure February 2019 (1017.5 KB ) Download
BSPR Brochure November 2019 (1.3 MB ) Download

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