VISITORS to Camp Street, in the centre of Ballarat, have been watching a large development being squeezed in between two existing structures.
The new building is at 22 Camp Street and will be used for commercial office space.
(Planning Permit) PLP/2016/100 22 Camp Street Ballarat Central Alterations and extensions to an existing building, partial demolition and reduction in car parking requirements associated with the use of land for an office City of Ballarat Director Infrastructure and Environment Terry Demeo said the proponent consulted with Council’s heritage adviser during the planning application process and received support accordingly.
“The permit was issued in September 2016 and the developer has until September 2020 to complete,” Mr Demeo said.
The estimated works are $4.5M.
It was originally hoped that the site would be used as street space as it is the site of the police troopers’ first vision of the Eureka rebellion in 1854.
In 2010 the City of Ballarat released ‘Making Ballarat Central: the CBD’ which included an open space vision for the location.
In 2013 Developer Garry Goyne purchased the site from a private owner.
At the time City of Ballarat Mayor Cr Samantha McIntosh said that there are many parcels of privately owned land that council would love to purchase but it doesn’t have a bottomless pot of money.