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Key details

Location 

Wendouree, City of Ballarat

Wadawurrung Country

Client 

Sport and Recreation Victoria

Project Partners 

City of Ballarat

Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation

Overview

We are delivering a suite of upgrades at the Ballarat Major Events Precinct as part of the Victorian Government’s Ballarat Sports Package.

Upgrades to Eureka Stadium (also known as Mars Stadium) will include:

  • 5,000 new permanent seats, raising the seated capacity to 10,000
  • Accessibility improvements

The spectator seating upgrades have been developed in partnership with the City of Ballarat and are consistent with its vision for the site. The permanent upgrades will leave a sustainable legacy for Ballarat while enhancing the region’s capacity to host great sport and entertainment events.

The broader Ballarat Major Events Precinct will also be boosted with a brand-new athletics track and pavilion for the local track and field community in and around Ballarat.

The new athletics track will be located on the Ballarat Showgrounds site, which was formerly home to the Ballarat Agricultural and Pastoral Society (BAPS). This is part of Council’s long-term vision for the Ballarat Major Events Precinct, which follows Council's pre-existing agreement with BAPS to relocate to a new site in Mt Rowan.

Suppliers who are interested in providing goods or services for this project, should register their details on the ICN Gateway Page.

Engagement

In June 2024, we’re inviting the Ballarat community to join us for a series of information sessions, where you will be able to connect with the project team and learn more about our plans for the Ballarat Major Events Precinct.

Click here to find out more!

2024 Timeline

March
ATN for Main Works Contractor released
April
  • ATN for Demolition Contractor (Ballarat Showgrounds) released
  • EOI for Main Works Contractor released
May
RFP for Demolition Contractor (Ballarat Showgrounds) to be released
June
  • RFP for Main Works Contractor to be released
  • Community information sessions

Engagement

In June 2024, we’re inviting the Ballarat community to join us for a series of information sessions, where you will be able to connect with the project team and learn more about our plans for the Ballarat Major Events Precinct.

Stop in any time during our drop-in sessions, or register below to attend our online webinar.

Online Webinar
Tuesday 25 June, 6pm – 7pm

Drop-in Session One – Eureka Stadium
Wednesday 26 June, 6pm – 7:30pm

Drop-in Session Two – Eureka Stadium
Saturday 29 June, 11am – 1pm

In-person drop-in sessions at Eureka (Mars) Stadium can be accessed via the North Ballarat Sports Club main entrance, at 725 Creswick Road, Ballarat.

We look forward to answering your questions, and hearing your feedback as we continue to develop these designs.

Register your interest

If you would like to register for our upcoming online information session, please send an email to bmepcomms@development.vic.gov.au.

You will receive an email with further details closer to the event date.

Updated on 13 June 2024