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New and Improved
Bakery Hill Entrance
Ballarat’s Baker y Hill entrance precinct is set to undergo a facelift that will ensure
visitors to Ballarat are welcomed with an appealing entrance to the city.
A new public space featuring grassed areas, trees, street furniture, ornamental
lighting and alfresco dining areas all feature as part of the concept plans,
which were adopted by Council in July.
The plans also include works to remove the existing car parking and rotunda
in the Bakery Hill plaza to make way for an open square concept featuring
an open grassed area. The existing car parking will be relocated to the lower
section of Little Bridge Street and will see an overall increase of three car
The works will be completed over the next two years and will create a strong
visual line of sight from Baker y Hill through to the Sturt Street boulevard.
The redevelopment of the Bakery Hill entrance is an outcome of the community
consultation undertaken during the development of the CBD Strategy.
The plan includes an option to reduce traffic along Main Road between Humffray
Street and Little Bridge Street to one way traffic, allowing only northbound
traffic travelling from Humffray Street to Little Bridge Street.
A detailed design for the entrance will now be developed in consultation with
surrounding business owners and the community. Council will present public
meetings and one-on-one discussions with surrounding traders.
The Bakery Hill entrance redevelopment was accounted for in the 2011/12
Capital Budget. It is proposed that the project be executed over two financial
years, with the first stage of works involving the Bakery Hill Plaza and car parking
in Little Bridge and Bridge Streets due to get underway in early 2012.
The Bakery Hill entrance concept designs will be on public display until Friday,
30 September. The plans can be viewed at Council’s website, www.ballarat.
vic.gov.au, or at Town Hall, Sturt St.
Below: The Bakery Hill Entrance concept plans paint a welcoming picture.
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