We are delivering Ballarat Station’s new bus interchange.
The project is part of plans to redevelop the Ballarat Station precinct.
About the interchange
The interchange will bring local buses closer to the station, making it easier for commuters to access the station precinct, and making it safer to change between transport services.
It will see the removal of bus bays from nearby residential streets with 12 new bus bays to be contained within the Ballarat Station precinct.
The new bus interchange will improve comfort and safety for station users with pedestrian crossings, CCTV, lighting, shelters and seating.
Wayfinding signage and landscaping will also be provided to finish the project.
Early works for the interchange, including establishing the construction site, service relocation and the testing of rail signalling infrastructure, are underway.
The site for the bus interchange is in close proximity to a busy rail corridor and critical rail signalling infrastructure. Work is underway to refine detailed design elements for the bus interchange to ensure that construction can be carefully managed and sequenced so there is no negative impact on rail operations.
We have engaged widely on the design for the bus interchange, and through a community engagement session we heard ideas and suggestions from local residents, businesses, community groups and commuters.
In response to community feedback, an additional pedestrian crossing was added in the reference design to improve connectivity to the station building, and the shelters now include windbreakers to provide improved weather protection.