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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 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.

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 – Late 2019 – Site investigation and stakeholder engagement
Late 2019 – Shortlist of site selections and community consultation
Early – Mid 2020 – Detailed site analysis and design work
Late 2020-mid 2023 – Staged completion of various carpark sites

Ballarat

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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