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Ballarat's Visitor Information Centre will be temporarily relocated to 43 Lydiard
Street North later this year. The Lydiard Street site is ideally located in the
heart of the CBD and within the city's history and heritage precinct.
Patrons to the Visitor Information Centre will be able to obtain helpful
information about Ballarat's many offerings before stepping out amongst
the thriving heart of the city and some of Ballarat's key tourist attractions.
The site is one of the most cost effective options which also meets all of the
stringent Visitor Information Centre accreditation requirements. The site is
central to all city entrances, accessible to public transport and will provide
the opportunity for volunteers to meet and greet train services when they
arrive in Ballarat.
Council will conduct a feasibility study within the next six months
to determine a suitable, permanent location for a Visitor
Information Centre and satellite locations. The study
will investigate the best possible long term location
for the centre as well as changing
consumer trends in accessing
information, particularly the increasing trend of people accessing information
The Lydiard Street site is a temporary location and Council is committed
to working and listening to the community to find a permanent home for
the city's Visitor Information Centre.
Council will continue to consult with the Destination Ballarat Advisory Board
and the Ballarat Tourist Association and there will be extensive consultation
with the community.
The temporary relocation is necessary given the imminent closure and
redevelopment of the Eureka Centre. It is expected the temporary Visitor
Information Centre will operate for between two and three years.
Temporary Visitor Information Centre to be located within
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