With strong population growth, rapid pace of change and a strong community appetite for an accessible future in Ballarat, now is the time to talk about how we address the big transport issues facing our growing city towards 2040 and beyond.

That is why the City of Ballarat is developing the Ballarat Integrated Transport Plan (BITP).

The BITP is a long-term vision for Ballarat's transport system, ensuring all networks are efficient, sustainable and well-planned.

It will outline actions the City of Ballarat can take to improve the transport systems it owns or manages, including footpaths, bicycle infrastructure and local roads. It will also recommend advocacy actions for improvements to parts of the transport system the state government owns or manages, including major roads, freeways and highways, bus services and train lines.

The BITP will include:

The Rail Network Discussion Paper explores the challenges and opportunities for Ballarat's rail network now and into the future. You can view the discussion paper and background report under 'documents' tab.

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