The Yarrowee River Places and Connections project follows up on proposals and actions identified in the Yarrowee River Masterplan adopted by Council in 2020. Building on the success of the 1995 Linear Network of Communal Spaces (LINCS) strategy, the Masterplan sets out new works to improve, develop and manage the Yarrowee River corridor and its tributaries over the next 25 years.

This project, enabled by a grant from the Victorian Government's Iconic Rivers Grant Program of 2022, focusses on the urban corridor through the central area of the city and is based on four key locations between the Eastern Oval and Prest Street to the South.

The City of Ballarat are now seeking your feedback on the initial concept plans. Have these adequately addressed connectivity, safety and accessibility for all and provided for resting spots, opportunities for plantings and biodiversity improvements? Is there anything you would like considered in future design work?

The design project seeks responsive outcomes that reflect the Yarrowee River’s sense of place and biodiversity and provides for safe and engaging off-road walkable and rideable connections.

  • Eastern Oval Connection: Nicholson Street to Scott Parade
  • Anderson Street Connection: Dana Street to Grant Street
  • Sunnyside Mill Connection: Grant Street to Hill Street
  • Prest Street Reserve Connection and Lookout: Prest Street Reserve to Prest Street

There are several ways to provide feedback and learn more:

  • Pin your ideas on the map below – let us know your experiences, what you like about the concept plans, or any suggestions you would like considered
  • Answer the short survey; or
  • Email questions or comments to

This consultation will close on Monday 15 April 2024.

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