Ballarat Station Bus Interchange

We are delivering the design for Ballarat Station’s new bus interchange.

The project is part of plans to redevelop the Ballarat Station precinct

About the interchange

The interchange will bring local buses closer to the station, making it easier for commuters to access the station precinct, and making it safer to change between transport services.

It will see the removal of bus bays from nearby residential streets with 12 new bus bays to be contained within the Ballarat Station precinct.

The new bus interchange will improve comfort and safety for station users with pedestrian crossings, CCTV, lighting, shelters and seating.  

Wayfinding signage and landscaping will also be provided to finish the project. 

Community feedback
The reference design is the result of consultation with expert engineers and architects, transport stakeholders and the Ballarat community.

In February 2018, we held a community information session for the Ballarat Station bus interchange concept design. The session was held at Ballarat Station and provided information on the concept design and the opportunity to provide feedback.

An online survey was also available at Get Involved between 15 and 25 February 2018.

We heard ideas and suggestions from local residents, businesses, community groups and commuters.  

What’s changed?
In response to community feedback, an additional pedestrian crossing was added in the reference design to improve connectivity to the station building, and the shelters now include windbreakers to provide improved weather protection.

Next steps
The reference design was used to seek heritage and planning approvals to ensure the design for the interchange is sensitive to the unique heritage values of the precinct. Heritage approval was granted by Heritage Victoria in November 2018. The reference design is also used to inform the detailed design.