Bridge Mall Development


The Bridge Mall redevelopment is a key project of the Bakery Hill Urban Renewal Plan.

The Bakery Hill Urban Renewal Plan is the first step in revitalising the Ballarat CBD and aims to restore the Bridge Mall to a vibrant destination for shoppers, diners, residents and visitors.

Fully-funded by the City of Ballarat, the $18.6 million redevelopment features a landscaped entry into the mall, a shared streetscape with one-way, low speed vehicle access and a dynamic new play space.  

The redevelopment also includes a portal to the Yarrowee River flowing beneath the mall, smart street lighting and projections, limited parking and better access for people of all abilities.    

Construction works began mid-2023 and the redevelopment is expected to be completed mid-2024. 


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Latest updates

Access to shops and businesses


Bridge Mall Section

  • The demolition is complete and over the coming weeks, the space will see the preparation and pouring of the concrete sub-base for the new road. 

Grenville Street Section

  • In the coming days and weeks, bulk excavation of the site will continue and in-ground stormwater works will commence. 
  • Central Highlands Water will continue upgrading of water mains around the work site. 
  • Sturt Street north-side footpath will temporarily open across Grenville Street to assist businesses with foot trade through to the end of September.

Outside the works area

  • The canopy covering the Mall near Coliseum Walk will be removed during night works from Sunday 17 September.
  • Throughout the works, the Bridge Mall will be open for business.

  • The City of Ballarat encourages you to support your favourite shops and businesses in the mall throughout the works.

  • Shops and businesses are trading as usual and will remain accessible during the redevelopment.

  • A 1.5 to 2 metre wide pedestrian access will be maintained for all shops and businesses. Temporary fencing will be installed around each stage of the works to divert pedestrians around the works.

  • Shoppers will be able to access businesses and nearby car parking throughout the construction period.




Latest Project News

1 August - Works begin on Grenville Street section of Bridge Mall redevelopment

13 July - Works begin on Bridge Mall redevelopment

For more information contact 

City of Ballarat

Kizanne Davies 

Business Engagement Officer, City of Ballarat 

0409 104 275 

Visit the City of Ballarat shop in Coliseum Walk, Bridge Mall


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