28 April 2016 14:14
Ballarat Link Road milestone
City of Ballarat receives authorisation from the Victorian Minister for Planning to prepare an amendment for Ballarat Link Road
The Ballarat Link Road has reached another key milestone after the City of Ballarat received authorisation from the Victorian Minister for Planning to prepare an amendment to the Ballarat Planning Scheme.
This will ensure land is set aside for stage two, which includes around 12 kilometres of road from south of The Terrace in Alfredton to the Midland Highway. The planning scheme amendment process for this section is underway. Affected land owners and occupiers, and the general community will have a chance to provide feedback during a formal exhibition period of the planning scheme amendment at a date to be determined.
Final planning and design of Stage 1B is also underway. This 2.5 kilometre southern section of Stage 1 will be located between Remembrance Drive, Alfredton and a new access point in to the Ballarat West Employment Zone near the intersection of Ring Road and Trewin Street. Construction is expected to begin in late 2016 and be complete in 2018.
The Ballarat Link Road is a key transport priority of the City of Ballarat. The 16 kilometre road will be a major north-south arterial road and will provide a direct link from the Western Highway to the Midland Highway. The project will be delivered in stages subject to demand and funding.
The State Government has provided $38 million to plan the entire 16 kilometre road corridor and to construct Stage 1, between Remembrance Drive in Alfredton and Learmonth Road in Mitchell Park.
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