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Ballarat's bold 'Uni Town' project takes a step forward

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Plans to transform Camp Street in central Ballarat have received a major boost.

The state government will provide Federation University with $350,000 to determine the best use for the 14,000 square metre campus.
 
The 'city changing' vision is for a new cultural, arts, entertainment, or business precinct.
 
Federation Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Duncan Bentley welcomed the funding, saying it signalled a major step forward for the project.
 
“This is a once in a generation opportunity to transform the Ballarat city centre into a new precinct for the whole community to enjoy and we are excited to have the Victorian Government’s support for the project through this grant.”
 
“The opportunity to provide a cultural precinct which incorporates Lydiard Street, the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Alfred Deakin Place, and the Camp Street University precinct will yield significant economic, cultural and social benefits for Ballarat, as the capital of western Victoria," Professor Bentley said.
 
Federation plans to co-design the new Camp Street precinct in partnership with the City of Ballarat, government, and the community. 
 
 
 
 
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