A Better Home For Ballarat Buses

The Andrews Labor Government has taken another step towards delivering a new bus interchange at Ballarat Station, with the concept design released today.

The new interchange will bring local buses closer to the station, making it easier for passengers to access the station precinct, and making it safer to change between transport services.

The concept design includes 12 new bus bays, pedestrian crossings for safer access between the car park and station entrance, and shelter for improved weather protection.

The Ballarat community are invited to attend an information session on 15 February 2018 at Ballarat Station from 4:00pm – 7:00pm to learn about the concept design.

The Labor Government is getting on with delivering a major transport program for Ballarat including $32 million for the Ballarat Station Precinct Redevelopment, investing in new bus shelters across Ballarat and planning to upgrade Wendouree Station.

Ballarat passengers will also benefit from the $557 million Ballarat Line Upgrade, which will deliver more frequent and reliable services for Ballarat and Melbourne’s growing west.

Plans to deliver the new bus interchange also builds on the Government’s new Ballarat Bus Network, as part of a $100 million investment in better bus services across Victoria.

For more information about the concept design for the bus interchange, visit victrack.com.au.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan

“Ballarat is one of the fastest growing areas in Victoria, with more people relying on our regional transport services than ever before.”

“We’re giving local buses a permanent home, reducing the impact of frequent bus services on local roads and residents.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Regional Development and Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford

“This will connect Ballarat’s public transport like never before. It’s a big win for commuters and the perfect complement to our exciting Ballarat Station precinct project.”

Quote attributable to Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight

“We have listened to the local community and are delivering the bus interchange early to provide better connections between the train station and local bus services.”

Quote attributable to Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard

“I encourage the local community to head to the community information session on 15 February at Ballarat Station to hear more about the bus interchange design.”