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Major Sports and Entertainment Precinct at North Ballarat
Committee’s role is to support the City of Ballarat to achieve a world-class facility at the major sports and entertainment precinct at North Ballarat. This funding, which will be made available in the 2015-16 Budget, will not cover all the proposed works. Master-planning exercises for the Basketball Association and North Ballarat’s facilities are complete and will form a good basis for the master plan for the precinct. The City of Ballarat is working closely with both the Basketball Association and the North Ballarat Football Club.
Master Plan for Victoria Park
The development of a master plan for Victoria Park is an important step in the decision-making process for the Agricultural and Pastoral Society which, in turn, is critical to any future planning for the major sports and entertainment precinct at North Ballarat. The master plan will include a space for the pony club and the Agricultural and Pastoral Society. The City of Ballarat has developed a terms of reference for the Victoria Park Master Plan and it is expected that the master-planning process will be completed by the end of June.
Revitalisation of Ballarat’s CBD
Development of the Ballarat Railway Station Precinct. The cost of the goods shed redevelopment and state government contribution is $25 million, which will generate 140 jobs in the initial stage and facilitate private sector investment of up to $40 million.
Relocation of a State Government Department to Ballarat’s CBD
The relocation of a government department will bring many white-collar jobs to the city and is critical for Ballarat’s CBD revitalisation. Both the City of Ballarat and Committee for Ballarat see this as a key priority. Relevant shadow ministers were briefed prior to the election and local members have also been fully briefed. This continues to be a major priority for Committee. Correspondence has been forwarded to the Premier and meetings have been conducted with the Minister for Roads.
Chair: Steve Coltman (Sovereign Hill) Members: Liz Crothers (Bold Communication), Andrew Eales (The Courier), Peter Eddy (Ballarat Basketball Association), Bill Mundy (Telstra Country Wide), Mark Patterson (North Ballarat Sports Club), Anthony Schinck (City of Ballarat), Jane Smith (M.A.D.E), George Sossi (Ballarat Regional Tourism), Judy Verlin (Chair Committee for Ballarat), John Kilgour (CEO Committee for Ballarat), Committee for Ballarat Secretariat Support