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Regional Car Parks Fund

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 800 spaces in Traralgon and Morwell.

Up to 100 spaces will to added to Moe as part of the project as a result of community and local government demand – bringing the total car park offering in Latrobe Valley to up to 900 spaces.

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.

Site selection

Up to eight 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

Latrobe Valley

May 2019 – Announcement of Regional Car Parks Fund
Mid 2019 – Site investigation and stakeholder engagement
Late 2019 – Shortlist of site selections and community consultation
Late 2019 – Detail feasibility studies and finalisation site selections
Early-mid 2020 – Planning approval and design
Mid 2020 – Commence construction
Late 2020-mid 2023 – Staged completion of various carparking sites

Ballarat

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

Community consultation

Community engagement for preferred sites in Latrobe Valley is now closed.

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