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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 invited the Ballarat community to join us for a series of information sessions, 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 invited the Ballarat community to join us for a series of information sessions, to connect with the project team and learn more about our plans for the Ballarat Major Events Precinct.

These information sessions included an online webinar and two drop-in sessions at Eureka Stadium. We would like to thank everyone who joined us for these sessions, and for your interest in this exciting project.

To access the Community Fact Sheet and other materials which were created to support these sessions, please visit the Resources tab.

If you would like to register for future updates on this project, please email BMEPComms@development.vic.gov.au

Ballarat Major Events Precinct - Community Information Session

This is a recording of the online information session held on Tuesday 25 June.

Updated on 11 July 2024