Sturt Street West Improvements

We are investigating ways to make travel better between the Ballarat CBD and the growing western suburbs.

The Ballarat West growth area will be home to over 40,000 people, with the city’s population set to increase by 36% to 145,000 by 2036. An improved Sturt Street will support this growth and make the road safer and more reliable for people travelling to work, school and other activities.

Project update - February 2017

We’ve been working closely with the City of Ballarat, Public Transport Victoria, local schools and businesses to come up with ideas to improve Sturt Street. 

A Sturt Street West Efficiency and Safety Report was commissioned which identified areas where safety and efficiency needs are not being met and also developed options to improve the road.

The report identified the following areas as priority:
  • Ballarat Clarendon College/ St Patricks College precinct
  • Sturt Street/ Russell Street intersection
  • Longley Street/ Ballarat High School precinct
  • Arch of Victory/ Cuthberts Road precinct 
  • Turning bays west of Ring Road
The proposed improvements will make journeys more efficient for drivers along this busy road and provide safer options for pedestrians in the school, Victoria Park and Arch of Victory precincts.

Community involvement

Visit the interactive map on our engageVicRoads website and click the icons to learn about our ideas for that location.

You can then leave your comments and let us know what you think. We will then review your comments and consider your feedback as we progress with project planning.  You will be able to provide feedback via the interactive map until Friday 31 March at 5pm.

Contact us

Call:     (03) 5333 8738 
Write:  Sturt Street West Improvements, PO Box 580, Ballarat, Vic 3353

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