THE Victorian Government last week said the redevelopment of the Ballarat Station Precinct is on track following the selection of Pellicano Group for the delivery of a $44 million conference centre and hotel facility.
The precinct will include:
- A modern 4.5-star, 77-room hotel to be operated by Quest
- 1,700-square metre conference centre, a 300-seat theatrette and a 300-seat banquet room within the Goods Shed;
- 900 square metres of retail and dining options within the Goods Shed and a public plaza for community events; and
- 420 car parks with 270 for commuters and 150 for hotel patrons, with scope for future expansion.
The Spotless Group will operate the conference facilities under their EPICURE brand and will focus on building an events base including exhibitions, performances, weddings, conventions, community events and galas.
Construction is expected to start in the second half of 2017 and will be staged to minimise disruptions to local residents and commuters.