Ballarat Integrated Transport Plan – Rail Network

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.

Do you have thoughts on improving Ballarat's rail network? Take the survey below and let us know your experiences, ideas and vision for the future of Ballarat's rail network.


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.

Do you have thoughts on improving Ballarat's rail network? Take the survey below and let us know your experiences, ideas and vision for the future of Ballarat's rail network.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded. Thanks to all who have provided their feedback, a summary of responses will be available soon.

    Did you know the Victorian railway network is funded, managed and operated by the state government?

    And, for large scale projects, infrastructure is often co-funded by the federal government.

    So, while the City of Ballarat does not have any direct control over rail, we have a strong advocacy role to play on behalf of our community and the wider Western Victorian region.

    Now is your opportunity to tell us about your ideas and thoughts on the role rail can play in our long-term future.

    The feedback we receive will guide the development

    Did you know the Victorian railway network is funded, managed and operated by the state government?

    And, for large scale projects, infrastructure is often co-funded by the federal government.

    So, while the City of Ballarat does not have any direct control over rail, we have a strong advocacy role to play on behalf of our community and the wider Western Victorian region.

    Now is your opportunity to tell us about your ideas and thoughts on the role rail can play in our long-term future.

    The feedback we receive will guide the development of a formal set of rail investment priorities for Ballarat.

    This research will be shared with transport authorities such as V/Line, PTV, VicTrack, Transport for Victoria and the Department of Transport.

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