The highest and fastest sectors for jobs growth include health, accommodation and food, education and construction. Arts, recreation and information, media and telecommunications are also growing. In addition to these service industries, Ballarat’s manufacturing sector offers increased opportunities in freight and logistics, mining technology and food processing - keeping the city’s manufacturing industry competitive.
The City of Ballarat has established Ballarat’s west as one of the sites of new growth in the municipality. New suburbs are expected to house an additional 20,000 people in the next 15 years, with community facilities, infrastructure and the Ballarat West Employment Zone (BWEZ) in place to support the additional population.