Ballarat Health, Knowledge and City Living Precinct Draft Master Plan

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Ballarat Health and Knowledge Master plan update


Through consultation activities on the Draft Master plan, we have clearly heard that protection of landscape and neighbourhood character must be carefully managed as the city continues to grow. We are now responding to this feedback through commencement of the Neighbourhood Character Study and the Skyline and Views Study. Both pieces of strategic planning work will be particularly important for the city moving forward as we strike an important balance between protection of intact neighbourhood character and managing growth of the city.

Due to the benefit of having this additional work undertaken first, a decision has been made to delay completion of the Health and Knowledge Master Plan as this new program progresses. These projects will provide extremely useful information and the findings of which will be included into the final draft of the plan that will again be put out for community consultation.


About the Ballarat Health and Knowledge Precinct Background and Issues Paper

Ballarat Health and Knowledge Precinct Background and Issues Paper released in June 2017, the Draft Master Plan guides future planning and improvements to the precinct. It aims to create a precinct that:

  • is accessible, friendly, safe and attractive for people of all ages and abilities
  • has vibrant open spaces and streetscapes where people want to gather and spend time
  • improves access and movement, including walking, cycling and parking
  • creates jobs
  • provides world-class health and educational services
  • improves public transport connections, and
  • preserves the precinct's unique and beautiful historic character and brings it to life with people and activity.

The precinct is broadly bounded by Pleasant Street, Webster Street, Lyons Street, Creswick Road and Eyre Street. It includes the major health and educational facilities, including Ballarat Base Hospital, St John of God Hospital Ballarat, Australia Catholic University and Clarendon College junior campus.

Ballarat is fortunate to have a highly valued historic residential precinct that is also home to thriving health, medical and education providers. Growth and development of the city has created a range of challenges and opportunities in this Precinct, which is impacting on the sometimes competing needs of its diverse stakeholders.

The Health, Knowledge and City Living Master Plan will establish a shared vision for the Precinct to guide and manage change, whilst conserving its valued heritage character and residential amenity, and providing for sustainable growth of vital medical, educational services and significant employment opportunities.

Ballarat Health and Knowledge Master plan update


Through consultation activities on the Draft Master plan, we have clearly heard that protection of landscape and neighbourhood character must be carefully managed as the city continues to grow. We are now responding to this feedback through commencement of the Neighbourhood Character Study and the Skyline and Views Study. Both pieces of strategic planning work will be particularly important for the city moving forward as we strike an important balance between protection of intact neighbourhood character and managing growth of the city.

Due to the benefit of having this additional work undertaken first, a decision has been made to delay completion of the Health and Knowledge Master Plan as this new program progresses. These projects will provide extremely useful information and the findings of which will be included into the final draft of the plan that will again be put out for community consultation.


About the Ballarat Health and Knowledge Precinct Background and Issues Paper

Ballarat Health and Knowledge Precinct Background and Issues Paper released in June 2017, the Draft Master Plan guides future planning and improvements to the precinct. It aims to create a precinct that:

  • is accessible, friendly, safe and attractive for people of all ages and abilities
  • has vibrant open spaces and streetscapes where people want to gather and spend time
  • improves access and movement, including walking, cycling and parking
  • creates jobs
  • provides world-class health and educational services
  • improves public transport connections, and
  • preserves the precinct's unique and beautiful historic character and brings it to life with people and activity.

The precinct is broadly bounded by Pleasant Street, Webster Street, Lyons Street, Creswick Road and Eyre Street. It includes the major health and educational facilities, including Ballarat Base Hospital, St John of God Hospital Ballarat, Australia Catholic University and Clarendon College junior campus.

Ballarat is fortunate to have a highly valued historic residential precinct that is also home to thriving health, medical and education providers. Growth and development of the city has created a range of challenges and opportunities in this Precinct, which is impacting on the sometimes competing needs of its diverse stakeholders.

The Health, Knowledge and City Living Master Plan will establish a shared vision for the Precinct to guide and manage change, whilst conserving its valued heritage character and residential amenity, and providing for sustainable growth of vital medical, educational services and significant employment opportunities.

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