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Major Projects update
BALLARAT AIRPORT INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADE
Council is set to commence infrastructure upgrades to the Ballarat Airport
after awarding three tenders to two local companies. The total cost of the
project is $1.4 million.
These works are part of Council's contribution to the larger STATA flight
training school development, which is being supported by Regional
Development Victoria funding of $3.4 million.
The project will involve the following:
New international standard runway lighting system
Electrical installation of new runway lighting system including pilot activated
aircraft landing system, runway and taxiway lighting and Precision Approach
Path Indicator (PAPI). Tender awarded to M. G. Brown Pty Ltd.
Optic fibre and water main
Installation of new optic fibre, from Learmonth Road to the Airport
movement area, and renewal of the existing water main. The new water main
will replace the existing 70 year old, under-sized, services currently
operating. Tender awarded to Pipecon Pty Ltd.
Construction of taxiway and drainage
Construction of 400 metres of new taxiway and installation of 820 metres
of drainage to develop land within the Airport precinct for future
development in line with the Ballarat Aerodrome Masterplan 2004 - 2014.
Tender awarded to Pipecon Pty Ltd.
WESTERN LINK ROAD
In 2009 Council undertook investigations to identify a suitable alignment for
a Link Road around the western outskirts of Ballarat.
The Ballarat Western Link Road would connect the Western Highway near
the Ballarat Airport and the Midland Highway to the south of Sebastopol.
It would serve new developments at the Airport precinct and residential
developments in Ballarat West and would be approximately 16 kilometres
long. Recent studies have identified a preferred alignment that is two lanes
wide in each direction from Glenelg Highway to the Western Highway in the
north, and one lane wide in each direction from Glenelg Highway to
Midland Highway in the south. However, transport modelling has shown
that the ultimate road configuration as described above would not be
required until 2031.
The Link Road will improve safety and traffic flow, reduce congestion and
enhance access for users of the transport corridor. It will provide an
integrated transport solution which meets the needs of Ballarat residents,
commuters and freight transporters.
The next step is for Council to consider the alignment investigations carried
out to date and seek approval to undertake the next phase of the project.
At the time of going to print a report on Western Link Road was to be
considered at an Ordinary Meeting of Council on 24 February. The outcome
will be published in the next edition of myballarat.
Below: An aerial view of Ballarat airport
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