Economic Program 2015-2019

Ballarat’s Economic Program 2015 – 2019 presents a clear economic vision and a practical framework to guide economic development in the  city of Ballarat over the next 4 years. 

Live Work Invest Booklet

Ballarat is a great place to live and invest offering premium job opportunities, world-class education and affordable housing. Lifestyle, investment and job opportunities are all reasons why more and more people are choosing to relocate to Ballarat.

Investment Prospectus

Ballarat is a city with a distinct advantage – the infrastructure of a capital city with the lower cost base of a regional centre. Ballarat’s unparalled lifestyle, location and economic profile provide unique lifestyle, business and invesment opportunities across all sectors. 

Retail Sector

As  Western Victoria’s  key retail  hub servicing a catchment of more than 200,000 people, Ballarat delivers distinct opportunities for retailers with major retail precinct developments in both the CBD and Ballarat West.

Business Services Sector

Ballarat is uniquely positioned to take advantage of a regional business services market totalling more than $7.3 billion offering  strong competitive advantages including major market access,   a skilled and experience workforce, and low office and labour costs.

Information Technology and Communications

The chosen home of IBM, ESTA and the State Revenue Office Ballarat is a national leader in the provision of ICT services.  

Manufacturing Sector

Low labor costs,  affordable industrial land and facilities  and a highly skilled workforce has attracted global manufaturing  icons Mars, McCain Foods, MaxiTrans and United Rail to  Ballarat. 

BWEZ - EOI Stage 1 - October 2014

The Ballarat West Employment Zone (BWEZ )is the Ballarat region’s engine room for jobs and economic growth over the next 20 years. BWEZis a high quality, high-profile, 438 hectare industrial precinct offering affordable, fully serviced and highly visible lots.