Ballarat Mayor announces Bakery Hill design team

The Bakery Hill Revitalisation Plan in Ballarat, Victoria, has achieved a milestone with the appointment of Hassell to lead the next stage of the project. The design team will also include local firms PLOT Landscape Architecture and Cardno TGM.


May 27, 2020


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The Bakery Hill Urban Renewal Plan was adopted by Council in October 2019 with a commitment of AU$15 million dollars over three financial years to fund the key element of the Bakery Hill Renewal Plan - the Bridge Mall Rejuvenation Project.

The appointment of a designer to revitalise the Bridge Mall is the result of a thorough and competitive process undertaken by Council.

This appointment is a significant step and one that will help drive the renewal of the Bridge Mall as part of the vision for the Bakery Hill precinct,” Ballarat Mayor, Cr Ben Taylor said. 

‘‘This is a very experienced design team who have instilled a sense of confidence in being able to deliver a project that will be both sympathetic to the history of the Bakery Hill precinct and creative in in its urban design,”

Cr Ben Taylor Ballarat Mayor

Hassell Principal, Mark Haycox said this is an exciting opportunity to support Council and the community in creating a new, thriving, connected and distinctive meeting place for Ballarat.

Bakery Hill’s renewal plan can underpin a truly remarkable visitor experience and be the focus and catalyst that draws together the best that Ballarat and the region has to offer. It can help reposition the entire Bakery Hill precinct as a destination” Mark said.

We will be building on the extensive work already undertaken by Council to endorse the plan, the result being a beautiful place for locals that is alive, fresh and welcoming, and a true reflection of Ballarat,” he said.

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