The City of Ballarat is working hard to manage the rapid growth of our city. This includes building on the valued natural and cultural history and making the most of emerging technology to position Ballarat as a smart, creative, and vibrant regional city.

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The Ballarat Prosperity Framework is intended to provide a conceptual structure of ideas and principles to guide our future decisions, behaviours and actions as a city. It is the next chapter in Ballarat’s evolving story. It is our story.

Today Tomorrow Together: The Ballarat Strategy 2040 is the city’s long-term plan for a more vibrant and productive Ballarat. Looking ahead to the year 2040, the plan responds to more than 6,000 ideas and suggestions received from the community.

The Bakery Hill Urban Renewal Plan (parts 1 and 2 and parts 3, 4 and 5) focuses on embracing Ballarat’s unique heritage canvas and revitalising the Bakery Hill historic precinct in order to create a tourist destination in and of itself.

Ballarat’s Creative City Strategy sets out to maximise on the city’s inherent creativity by building on its unique and rich past. The plan aims to contribute to a future Ballarat that is bold, proud and thriving.

The Ballarat Integrated Transport Action Plan supports a more connected, sustainable and prosperous Ballarat. Taking into account the city’s unprecedented growth, the plan explores how best to create a transport network that is adaptable and flexible.

The Circular Ballarat Framework builds on the foundations required for Ballarat to transition to a strong circular economy in order to develop a community that is sustainable and resilient well into the future.

The Ballarat Station Southside Precinct is an ongoing urban renewal project that seeks to protect and celebrate the railway heritage and provide opportunities to develop and renew the precinct.

Browse all City of Ballarat plans, strategies and policies here.

The City of Ballarat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.