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Regional Car Parks Fund

Commercial Road in Morwell

The Victorian Government is investing $30 million to deliver new free car spaces in Ballarat and across the Latrobe Valley to take pressure off local streets and make it easier to get in and around Victoria’s growing regional cities.

The Regional Car Parks Fund will deliver 1000 free car park spaces to Ballarat and up to 900 spaces across Traralgon, Morwell and Moe to meet growing demand.

Funded in the 2019/20 State Budget, the Regional Car Parks Fund is being delivered through Regional Development Victoria together with councils, government agencies and key local organisations.

Below are some project updates for both regions.

Latrobe Valley

Traralgon post officeEight sites have been investigated and shortlisted as possibilities across the Latrobe Valley, including:

  • three in Traralgon;
  • four in Morwell; and
  • one in Moe.

All sites have been shortlisted for their proximity to key activity centres and public transport and to align with current and future parking demands and availability of public land. They are also subject to planning considerations.

Timeline

May 2019 Announcement of Regional Car Parks Fund
Mid – Late 2019 Site investigation and stakeholder engagement
Late 2019 Shortlist of site selections and community consultation
Early – Mid 2020 Land and car park management negotiation
Mid – Late 2020 Detailed site analysis and design work

Regional Car Park Fund Morwell map

Regional Car Park Fund Moe map

Ballarat

Timeline

May 2019 Announcement of Regional Car Parks Fund
Mid – Late 2019 Site Investigation and key stakeholder engagement
Early – Mid 2020 First preferred Ballarat sites announced for community consultation
Mid 2020 Detailed feasibility studies and finalisation of site selections
From Late 2020 Shortlist of further site selections and community consultation
Mid – Late 2020 Planning approval and design
From Late 2020 Commence construction on first Sites
Mid - Late 2022 Staged completion of various car parking site
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