Major upgrades set for three Ballarat sporting facilities

April 11, 2024 1:44 pm in by
Pictured (left to right) State Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events. Steve Dimopoulos and Mayor of Ballarat, Des Hudson. Photo: Radio Ballarat

The State Government has unveiled the Ballarat Sports Package today, with three local sporting facilities set for major upgrades.

With works to begin later this year, Mars Stadium will see 5,000 new permanent seats, a new athletics track and accessibility upgrades.

Expressions of interest for a head contractor to deliver the precinct upgrades have also been released.

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Across the city, Miners Rest will receive a new community sporting facility with a competition-grade oval, sports pavilion and change rooms, whilst Selkirk Stadium will get court, broadcast, lighting and accessibility improvements.

In a statement, Minister for Sport Steve Dimopoulos said best-in-class sporting venues shouldn’t be confined to just capital cities.

He said the upgrades bring more Victorians closer to the action, closer to home, whether you’re playing, coaching or just love being part of it all.

The package will be funded through the $2 billion Commonwealth Games legacy package, with the full cost of the Ballarat upgrades yet to be determined.