The Goods Shed Ballarat to open late January 2022

Launching a new Public Art commission by Robbie Rowlands   

The Goods Shed Ballarat from award-winning developer Pellicano is set to open its doors on January 27, 2022 with the events spaces managed by major partner, Melbourne’s Atlantic Group®. The Events Hall includes three unique spaces – Lydiard Hall, Terminus Theatrette and Carriage Conference Rooms. The terraced and grassed Events Plaza is designed for fluid movement between indoor and out for functions, and will host daytime community events year-round such as markets, performances and installations.

Each event space within The Goods Shed is unique in design and character. Atlantic Group® will cater to a range of social gatherings, parties, weddings, corporate functions and working meetings. Located next door to the new Quest Ballarat Station, which opened late 2020, The Goods Shed will be an enviable destination for any event.

Lydiard Hall is a multifunction space for weddings, anniversaries and birthday parties, seating up to 240 guests. The Carriage Conference Rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and visual equipment, each accommodating up to 40 guests or up to 120 when combined. The Terminus Theatrette is designed to showcase independent movies, plays, performances, conferencing, Ted Talks, featuring 308 seats with a state-of-the-art cinema sound system.

The Goods Shed is a major redevelopment of the heritage-listed historic goods shed adjacent to Ballarat train station, featuring remarkable new hospitality areas run by Atlantic Group®, including two dining venues – Nolans, an all-day dining café showcasing local producers, as well as Boom Time Dumplings, a grab-and-go kiosk for dumplings. Both venues will begin fit-out early in the new year and be open by May 2022.

A striking addition to the plaza at The Goods Shed is ‘Slow Order’ by Robbie Rowlands. Rowlands was awarded the Ballarat Railway Station Public Art commission as part of the implementation of heritage interpretation at the redeveloped Ballarat Railway Station Precinct by Lovell Chen and Pellicano.

‘Slow Order’ is a railway term traditionally used as a requirement to lower the set speed limit of a section of rail due to maintenance. With the rail track set in the vertical, the notion of what we are to maintain is now brought into question. The work considers the rail track as not only a signifier to the many industries it has supported, but to consider how it, through its time in service as evident in its eroded and marked surfaces, can be studied, supported and commemorated.

The Goods Shed Ballarat
Lydiard Street North, cnr Nolan Street, Ballarat VIC 3352

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