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Construction progressing on Ballarat Station’s new car park


The installation of structural steel for the three-level car park has been another milestone in the construction of the much-anticipated new multi-deck car park at the Ballarat Station precinct.

A total of 280 tonnes of structural steel will be used in the construction of the 405-space commuter carpark, of which around 130 tonnes has already been installed.

The structural steel is being fabricated and installed by Plinius Engineering Pty Ltd, a Ballarat based company with a successful history since it was established in Ballarat more than 50 years ago.

Ground-level concrete slab pours have also been completed, with the concrete formwork and placement managed by another Ballarat-based company, Tooheys Form-crete.

The finished car park will be a significant improvement to current informal parking arrangements with more spaces available in a modern facility with lighting and CCTV.

Stage Two of the project will involve refurbishment of the Goods Shed, construction a 4-star hotel with 77 rooms and associated car parking, development of public space, and linking the internal access road to Lydiard Street.

Overall, the redevelopment will inject more than $51 million into Ballarat’s regional economy, restore and commercially activate the Goods Shed, and support Ballarat’s CBD revitalisation through increased visitation, spending, investment and job creation in the region.

The Ballarat Station Precinct Redevelopment is supported by the Victorian Government’s $500 million Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund.

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