In April 2008 there have been a number of developments affecting the iconic Civic Hall Site. The City of Ballarat will sell the site to the Civic Place Group and its new partner Pan Urban, a Melbourne company. Designs are changing under Pan Urban’s influence. The next stage is for designs to be submitted for planning permission.
There are likely to be important issues in relation to height of new buildings, and of course sustainability issues. How green will the new building be? The recent BREAZE Forum in Ballarat ( April 12 2008 ) dramatically highlighted this issue.