Ballarat Health and Knowledge Precinct Background and Issues Paper: Have Your Say by 31 July

The Ballarat Health & Knowledge Precinct Background and Issues Paper is now open for comment, until 31 July 2017.  The Paper is the next important step in developing a comprehensive vision for an integrated Master Plan for the health and education precinct, which includes the area around Ballarat Health Services, St John of God Hospital Ballarat and the Australian Catholic University Aquinas Campus.

Visit myTownHall Ballarat Health and Knowledge Precinct to view the paper and provide feedback.

Submissions can be made online, emailed to or posted to: Ballarat Health and Knowledge Precinct Background and Issues Paper, City of Ballarat, PO Box 655, Ballarat, Vic 3353.


Free Tender Write Workshop - 14 August 2017

Ballarat's businesses are invited to attend a free Tender Writing workshop on 14 August, to learn more about Council's tender process and how to prepare winning tender submissions.

The workshop will be held from 9am - 3pm at the Town Hall in Ballarat.

If you've never tendered before, have limited tendering experience or just need a refresh, this workshop will provide you with the tools you need to work with local government, get your business ready for the tender process, and write winning submissions.  The TenderWrite series is delivered each year as part of Council's local content program (BIPP - Ballarat Industry Participation Program).  The workshop includes:

  • Overview of City of Ballarat's procurement process
  • How to source tender opportunities
  • Understanding tender documents
  • Writing successful tenders
  • Tender evaluation and how winners are decided

For further information and to book please contact or phone 5320 5748


Ballarat Station Precinct Redevelopment: Goods Shed Heritage Application

Ballarat Station's heritage bluestone good shed is a step closer to being restored and reopened to the public, with the Heritage Victoria application for redevelopment works placed under consideration on 11 July 2017.

As part of the $51m revitalisation of Ballarat's historic station precinct, the goods shed will be cleaned up and restored to its former glory.

Once complete, the goods shed will be home to a conference centre, a theatrette, banquet room, and a number of retail and dining options, all surrounded by landscaped public spaces for community events.

The activated precinct will help attract more private and public events to Ballarat's CBD, which will lead to an increase in visitors and boost in local spending.