Extra $4.7 million needed to complete Bridge Mall upgrades

February 23, 2024 11:23 am in by
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An extra $4.7 million is needed to complete the Bridge Mall redevelopment.

A quarterly financial report that will go to council at its meeting next week will request additional funds to complete the project.

The City of Ballarat have cited a number of issues during construction, including challenging ground conditions, the need to remove more contaminated material than expected and disposal costs.

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The new funds will go towards fees for a technical consultant and rectifying issues found during construction.

If approved, the project budget would rise to $23.3 million, with the redevelopment expected to be completed by the middle of this year.