The spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship at the Ballarat Technology Park's (BTP) enable techno-driven businesses to thrive and prosper, in dynamic and supportive environments. 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 2 years 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 Institute, 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 University is currently redeveloping the Flecknoe Building at its Ballarat CBD site and converting an unused and ‘tired’ teaching facility into a dynamic commercial hub, supporting technology based enterprises. The Flecknoe Building redevelopment is a $9 million capital works project.
The State Government has committed $5 million to this important Ballarat CBD rejuvenation initiative.