Latrobe Street Saleyards Precinct Urban Renewal Project

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Latrobe Street Saleyards Precinct Urban Renewal Plan

Following the first phase of consultation in late 2018, the City of Ballarat commenced further investigation to better understand the challenges and opportunities for future development of the Latrobe Street Saleyards Urban Renewal Precinct.

This research, and community feedback from the first phase of consultation, has been captured in a Background Analysis Paper which is now available to view online at: https://mysay.ballarat.vic.gov.au/40744/documents/109411

The community were in favour of:

  • Renewing the entire precinct
  • Road upgrades, including traffic and other streetscape renewals
  • An extension to Gillies Street through the saleyards site to Latrobe Street
  • Protection of Heritage assets on the saleyards site
  • Redevelopment or new facilities to be provided on the saleyards site with a strong focus on public uses including education or health facilities

Feedback on the Background Analysis Paper, along with targeted discussions with the community held in July/August 2019 will be used to inform a Summary Paper and Framework Plan to guide Council’s position on the strategic direction of land use planning decisions within the precinct.


Heritage Overlay proposal

A Heritage Assessment of the Saleyards site has been completed and confirms earlier heritage work prepared in September 2013, prior to the closure of the site.

A Statement of Significance has been prepared as part of the heritage study which determined that the :

  • 1909 administration building,
  • Bluestone paved saleyards and ramps facing Latrobe St (see blue outline, below) and
  • 1963 selling pavilion

are historically, socially and architecturally significant at a local level.

On 17 February 2020 the Minister for Planning granted authorisation to Council to proceed with a planning scheme amendment to apply permanent heritage controls in the area covered by the heritage overlay.

Statutory exhibition of the heritage overlay has now closed and Council is in the process of submitting the heritage overlay to the Minister of Planning for final approval.

Latrobe Street Saleyards Precinct Urban Renewal Plan

Following the first phase of consultation in late 2018, the City of Ballarat commenced further investigation to better understand the challenges and opportunities for future development of the Latrobe Street Saleyards Urban Renewal Precinct.

This research, and community feedback from the first phase of consultation, has been captured in a Background Analysis Paper which is now available to view online at: https://mysay.ballarat.vic.gov.au/40744/documents/109411

The community were in favour of:

  • Renewing the entire precinct
  • Road upgrades, including traffic and other streetscape renewals
  • An extension to Gillies Street through the saleyards site to Latrobe Street
  • Protection of Heritage assets on the saleyards site
  • Redevelopment or new facilities to be provided on the saleyards site with a strong focus on public uses including education or health facilities

Feedback on the Background Analysis Paper, along with targeted discussions with the community held in July/August 2019 will be used to inform a Summary Paper and Framework Plan to guide Council’s position on the strategic direction of land use planning decisions within the precinct.


Heritage Overlay proposal

A Heritage Assessment of the Saleyards site has been completed and confirms earlier heritage work prepared in September 2013, prior to the closure of the site.

A Statement of Significance has been prepared as part of the heritage study which determined that the :

  • 1909 administration building,
  • Bluestone paved saleyards and ramps facing Latrobe St (see blue outline, below) and
  • 1963 selling pavilion

are historically, socially and architecturally significant at a local level.

On 17 February 2020 the Minister for Planning granted authorisation to Council to proceed with a planning scheme amendment to apply permanent heritage controls in the area covered by the heritage overlay.

Statutory exhibition of the heritage overlay has now closed and Council is in the process of submitting the heritage overlay to the Minister of Planning for final approval.