Our role

An Advisory Committee has been appointed by the Minister for Planning to provide advice on the appropriate form and process of a proposed amendment to the Ballarat Planning Scheme. The amendment would facilitate redevelopment of the Ballarat Railway Station Precinct (the Precinct).

Terms of reference

Read the Advisory Committee terms of reference: Terms of Reference (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Committee members

  • Rodger Eade (Chair)
  • Peter Allen
  • John Hartigan
  • Ann Keddie

Read our Advisory Committee Biographies (DOC, 38.0 KB)


Exhibition of amendment options

The draft Amendment options were on public exhibition from 21 December 2015 until 5 February 2016.

The following reports were available on the Regional Development Victoria website:

  • Asbestos investigation of goods shed, 9 November 2015
  • Landscape and public realm schematic design report, November 2015
  • Traffic and transport assessment
  • Heritage report stage 1 master plan implementation

Directions hearing

A Directions hearing was held on Friday 19 February 2016.

Public hearings

The hearings were held between Tuesday 8 March 2016 and Thursday 10 March.


The Advisory Committee Report (PDF, 691.1 KB) was submitted on 3 May 2016.


The redevelopment of the eastern portion of the Ballarat Station Precinct was gazetted as Ballarat Planning Scheme Amendment C198 on 8 September 2016.

More information

If you have any queries please contact Planning Panels Victoria on (03) 8392 5137  or planning.panels@delwp.vic.gov.au.