Ballarat Freight Hub

Error loading Razor Script
Input string was not in a correct format.

PROJECTSTATUS

Expressions of Interest closed February 2016. Respondents to the EOI are currently participating in the infrastructure design phase of the project.

PROJECTPARTNERS

Federal Government:  Investment $9.1 million for Stage 1

City of Ballarat

Regional Development Victoria

PROJECTNEWS

 

 

Background

Ballarat Freight Hub is a new intermodal facility that enables freight to be delivered efficiently to Melbourne via the Western Highway, ensuring globally competitive transport capability and growth in the region.  The venture supports the development of the Ballarat West Employment Zone.

Designed to improve transport efficiency, service the growing freight demands of the region and improve the cost competitiveness of regionally located firms, the Hub caters for road-based high performance freight vehicles and includes warehouses, hardstand, access roads, fencing, buildings, a weighbridge, truck wash, container storage and rest areas.

Strategically positioned on 16 hectares within the Ballarat West Employment Zone, the Hub has easy access and connectivity to the new $38 million Western Link Road and the rail network.

Accommodating high performance freight vehicles (HPFV), the Hub will deliver the central piece of infrastructure for the HPFV network between Western Victoria and the Port of Melbourne; a key link in the State and Federal Government’s freight network.

Key features

  • Caters for road-based high performance freight vehicles
  • Critical infrastructure to service current and future freight demands
  • Strategically positioned in Ballarat West Employment Zone
  • Includes warehouses, hardstand, access roads, fencing, buildings, a weighbridge, truck wash, container storage and rest areas

 

Phasing

October 2015  The Freight Hub was identified within Stage 1 of the Ballarat West Employment Zone project 
November 2015  EOI Release for private sector partner
December 2015   Western Link Road Stage 1 completion 
February 2016 EOI Closed