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In a win for commuters and residents alike, the Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its promise to build a new bus interchange at the revamped Ballarat Station Precinct.
Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford made the $5 million announcement in Ballarat today, alongside Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight and Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard.
The new bus interchange will be delivered as part of the Ballarat Station Precinct Redevelopment, transforming the space into a buzzing commercial and community hub for locals to enjoy.
Work on the new bus interchange has entered the next stage, with construction now due to be completed in 2018, subject to planning and heritage approvals.
The interchange will bring local buses even closer to the station, improving access to the train station and Ballarat more broadly.
Today’s announcement builds on the new Ballarat Bus Network introduced earlier this year, as part of the Labor Government’s $100 million investment in better bus services across Victoria.
The redevelopment of the Ballarat Station Precinct includes an upgrade to the heritage Goods Shed and will feature a state of art convention and events centre, a Quest Apartment Hotel, shops, restaurants and a new public plaza.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford
“This precinct will connect Ballarat’s public transport like never before. It will give our buses a new, permanent home and reduce the impact on local roads and residents.”
“This is a terrific complement to the transformation of the Station precinct that’s already well underway.”
Quote attributable to Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight
“We’re delivering on our promise to create a new bus interchange to make Ballarat Station a major transport hub.”
Quote attributable to Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard
“This new interchange will support the extended Ballarat bus network that we introduced this year.”
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