The spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship at the Ballarat Technology Park (BTP) enables techno-driven businesses to thrive and prosper, in a dynamic and supportive environment. This fast evolving precinct is designed to encourage and support the development of both emerging and existing technology-oriented enterprises.
Strong Support for Ballarat Technology Park – Central
The Technology Park’s central Ballarat location at Lydiard Street South has been open and operational for 12 months and proving to be a huge success. The ‘Brewery Building’ has been converted into a modern and vibrant office complex hosting a diverse range of technology and business service enterprises. Currently there are approximately 20 small to medium sized businesses operating from these redeveloped facilities.
Ballarat Technology Park – Central now hosts enterprises such as Lateral Plains, Signature Software, Virtual Reality Ventures, Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Centre, Southern Cross Austereo, together with a range of other important regional businesses.
Proposed New Commercial Development in the Ballarat CBD
The University is close to embarking upon a further major commercial development as part of its strategy to expand the influence and operations of its Ballarat Technology Park.
In 2012/13 the University redeveloped the ‘Brewery Building’ at its Ballarat Campus in Lydiard Street South. The intention is now to redevelop the Flecknoe Building at its Ballarat CBD site and convert an unused and ‘tired’ teaching facility into a dynamic commercial hub, supporting technology based enterprises.
The University is currently in the final stages of project planning for this ambitious and exciting $9 million capital works project. The State Government has indicated that it is prepared to invest $5 million into this important Ballarat CBD rejuvenation initiative.