The Victorian Government has awarded Pellicano Group to deliver works for the $44 million Ballarat Station Precinct redevelopment project, kick-starting Ballarat’s historic station precinct and surrounding area’s revitalisation.
“Ballarat has a proud history and bright future. This is about putting people first and bringing more people to this great city – creating jobs and making this historic precinct something locals can be proud of,” said Premier Daniel Andrews.
The project will include the construction of the following:
- A modern 4.5 star hotel with 77 rooms which will be run by Quest
- A 1,700 square metre conference centre as well as a 300-seat theatrette and a 300-seat banquet room within the Goods Shed
- A 900 square metre space for retail and dining options within the Goods Shed as well as a plaza for community events
- A 420 space car park – 270 for commuters and 150 for hotel patrons – and future expansion is also within the scope
Overall concept plan (source: Engage Victoria)
The conference space will be operated by the Spotless Group – under their EPICURE brand – who will be focusing on building an events base which includes exhibitions, performances and weddings as well as conventions, community events and galas.
“Without a doubt, this is one of the biggest projects in the history of Ballarat. We’re proud to deliver this redevelopment and revitalise the heart of the city while protecting its historical heritage and charm,” said Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford.
The Victorian Government has committed $25 million to this project from its Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund.
Construction will be done in stages in order to minimise disruptions to local residents and commuters.
Works are expected to commence in the second half of 2017 and up to 140 jobs will be supported during construction as well as 30 ongoing jobs once the project is completed.
Concept plans for the project are still available for viewing and comment here until 22nd of January 2017.
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Source: Premier of Victoria