Ballarat West Employment Zone
City of Ballarat - $5m investment
Regional Development Victoria - $25.2m investment
Major Projects Victoria
Private Sector Investments
BWEZ Second Land Release
Construction of the Ballarat West Employment Zone (BWEZ) civil infrastructure is now complete. The Stage 1 subdivision works, undertaken by Pipecon, included an initial release of 36 hectares of industrial land, construction of roads, services (including gas, recycled water and NBN) and landscaping. The project has been designed to support high-productivity freight vehicles.
Five sales have been executed. The first land sale was completed in October 2015 with Broadbent Grain purchasing a site of 10.7 hectares for the construction of a $24 million export grain handling facility. Land has also since been purchased by Agrimac, an advanced farming and agricultural equipment supplier, Kane Transport for a freight and shipping facility, Broo for a brewery and visitor centre and Athelegen, a manufacturer of medical and phsyiotherapy equipment.
Due to strong market demand, a second release of 55 hectares of land was announced in February 2017.
Ballarat West Employment Zone
BWEZ is a long term project to unlock land for industry and stimulate diverse business activity to deliver local jobs. BWEZ comprises 438 hectares of State owned 'greenfields' land adjacent to the Ballarat Airport and is a high quality, high-profile industrial and commercial precinct.
Land is available for sale now and has been designed specifically for manufacturing, construction and freight and logistics businesses in mind. Parcels range from 1.2ha to 30ha. BWEZ is being sub-divided, serviced and released in stages according to market demand, with the ultimate development expected to take more than 20 years and provide thousands of jobs.
Strategically located near Ballarat’s future residential growth area with direct road, rail and air connections to the rest of Victoria and Australia, BWEZ offers a unique opportunity for businesses to grow in a strategic regional location, capitalise on Ballarat’s strong growth, and access exceptional corporate and lifestyle benefits of a thriving regional city.
All this within easy access from Melbourne – just over an hour away
- 623 hectare (438 developable hectares) high quality estate, located only 7km from Ballarat's CBD
- Unparalleled access to road, rail, ports and airports
- Accessible to high productivity freight vehicles
- Adjacent to the new $38 million Western Link Road
- Suitable for industrial, wholesale, logistics, construction and R&D businesses
- Large, skilled and stable workforce on your doorstep
- Within easy access from Melbourne
|2011 – 2012||Stakeholder Consultation completed for the BWEZ Master Plan|
|May 2012||BWEZ Master Plan Adopted by Ballarat City Council|
|June 2013||Approval of Planning Scheme Amendment C166 ‘Ballarat West Employment Zone’ by the Minister for Planning|
|October 2015||First Land Release|
|February 2016||Freight Hub EOI closed|
|January 2017||Official opening of the initial BWEZ sub-division works|
|February 2017||Second Land Release|