During the 2018 election, the government committed to build 1000 new free car parking spaces in Ballarat to help take the pressure off neighbouring streets and make it easier to get in and out of the city.

Regional Development Victoria (RDV) in partnership with the City of Ballarat and Ballarat Health Services, has now identified sites including five potential locations that could deliver the commitment of 1000 car parks.

These include:

  • The redevelopment of Market Street, near the city’s library and new GovHub
  • Anderson Street West, near Dana Street
  • Federation University’s SMB campus
  • CBD supermarket precinct, south of Little Bridge Street
  • Ballarat Base Hospital

How to participate

The Government seeks community feedback on preferred sites and proposed solutions to deliver 1000 new free car park spaces in Ballarat.

The feedback will help to decide site inclusion, scale of works and priority of delivery for a number of sites across Ballarat.

The map below shows the proposed locations and types of car parks available. There is also a higher resolution version of this map of the proposed sites in the document library.

Please provide your feedback on the each of the proposed sites by 26 August 2021. A comments section is provided to gather more detailed public feedback that will be used to inform the delivery of car parks.

Next steps

Your feedback will help to inform the selected sites and will be used to decide where and how the 1000 free car parking spaces are built. If you have questions or would like to discuss your feedback further, please email us at rdv@rdv.vic.gov.au

Map of proposed locations of car parks in Ballarat under the Regional Car PArks Fund