News, Events and Media

Proposed New Commercial Development in the Ballarat CBD - April 2015

The University is embarking upon a further major commercial development as part of its strategy to expand the influence and operations of its Ballarat Technology Park. In 2012/13 the University redeveloped the 'Brewery Building' at its Ballarat Campus in Lydiard Street South. The University now proposes to redevelop the Flecknoe Building at its Ballarat CBD site and convert an unused and 'tired' teaching facility into a dynamic commercial hub, supporting technology based enterprises. The building redevelopment will commence in July 2016 and conclude by December 2017. The State Government has provided $5 million in project funding.

Central Business District Should Continue to be a Major Focus - March 2014

The great cities of the world have at their heart a vibrant and active central business area. More >

UB Project Wins State Technology Award - June 2013

The University of Ballarat's Visualising Victoria's Groundwater (VVG) project has been named the Winner of the Victorian iAward for the Regional category. The iAwards honour the information and communications technology industry's finest by recognising the achievements and innovation across all facets of the economy. The VVG is an exciting initiative using interoperable technologies to combine and manage natural resources data. More >

Premier announces 60 new jobs at Ballarat Tech Park - June 2013

A JOBS boost for the University of Ballarat's Technology Park at Mount Helen is a "vote of confidence" in Ballarat, Victorian Premier Denis Napthine says. Announcing 60 new jobs at the Technology Park precinct on June 6, Dr Napthine said the city was becoming a true ICT hub. "This is really a significant step forward for the Ballarat Tech Park, the Ballarat University and the Ballarat district," he said. "It's a really great win for local jobs." More >

Official Opening of Primary Health Care - June 2013

Dr. Denis Napthine, MP, and State Premier, officially opened the new office facilities at Primary Health Care, Enterprise Grove, Technology Park on Thursday, June 6, 2013 More >

Labor leader's claims 'misleading' - April 2013

The Coalition government's $1 billion Regional Growth Fund is Victoria's largest ever regional growth initiative. The RGF leverages co- investment from the private sector and all levels of government, in well-planned regional projects to maximise jobs and benefits to local communities. More >

Making Energy Out Of Rubbish - February 2013

Canadian company shows the way .. Plasco Senior Vice-President Alisdair McLean presented at the February Breakfast. More >

IBM, UB and eHealth - February 2013

The University of Ballarat (UB) is currently forging a new business alliance with IBM in relation to its Smarter Health Framework. The University supports the important and innovative work of IBM in this regard, as UB is keen to ultimately establish a national eHealth hub within its Technology Park. More >

Ballarat Technology Park continues to grow with IBM - November 2012

The planned expansion of the Ballarat Technology Park is proceeding with IBM's announcement of an Asia Pacific Centre of Excellence for Software Testing that will employ another 150 people. Mal Vallance, director of the University of Ballarat Technology Park, last month told a media briefing "We want to get IBM's employee numbers up." That wish has come true with the announcement that the IBM Asia Pacific Centre of Excellence for Software Testing will be established at the Park. More >

Coalition and IBM announces up to 150 new tech jobs in Ballarat - November 2012

Visiting Ballarat today, Technology Minister Gordon Rich-Phillips said the Coalition Government had worked with University of Ballarat and IBM to secure the company's expansion at the Ballarat Technology Park. More >

IBM to open Ballarat software testing centre - November 2012

New facility to spark 'second Victorian gold rush', claims IBM. IBM has announced plans to open a new software testing centre at the University of Ballarat, Victoria, as it looks to expand application development in the Asia Pacific region. More >

IBM to build software centre of excellence in Ballarat - November 2012

The planned IBM Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence for Software Testing in Ballarat is tipped to bring 150 new jobs into Victoria. More >

Ballarat training investment expands as IBM partnership pays off - November 2012

A technology training hothouse and live service-delivery centre in the regional Victorian city of Ballarat has proven so successful for IBM and the University of Ballarat that the City of Ballarat is counting on a major expansion of the venture as a key driver for future economic growth. More >

IBM's Academic Ambitions - November 2012

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of IBM? Big Data? Supercomputers? Outsourcing? Start-ups? Smart Cities? And the list goes on. More >

IBM generating innovative outcomes at Ballarat - November 2012

IBM Global Business Services is achieving some really excellent business outcomes for major national clients at the University of Ballarat Technology Park More >

Park Expansion Captured in IT Wire Publication - November 2012

IBM and the University hosted a range of media outlets at the Technology Park on October 31, 2012. Please refer to the following media story from this event More >

Funding boost to pave way for jobs - October 2012

The state government will invest $2.9 million into the expansion of the University of Ballarat Technology Park, paving the way for more investment and jobs in Ballarat. More >

Ballarat's IT Industry Win - August 2012

Ballarat is leading the way as a premium Australian location for delivery of information technology. More >

Victorian city Ballarat ranked number one in Australia for IT services delivery - August 2012

Victoria's third largest city, Ballarat , has emerged as the most competitive location in Australia for the delivery of IT services, according to an independent report by IT advisory firm capioIT. More >

UB Tech Park expansion to bring prosperity: Vallance - May 2012

THE expansion of the University of Ballarat Technology Park will bring a new era of prosperity and vitality to Ballarat, the park's director says. More >

Technology Park Expansion - May 2012

BALLARAT'S construction and technology sectors will receive a $155 million boost with the government today set to announce expansion approval for the University of Ballarat Technology Park. More >

Ballarat can learn from Trieste - October 2011

The Director of the Technology Park visited the AREA Science Park in 2011 and the following article was published in the Ballarat Courier. More >

Uni of Ballarat Technology Park Innovation & Technology Award - August 2011

Winner: Veolia Environmental Services. With just 12 months of local experience, Veolia can transport and dispose of waste and recycling throughout Ballarat and surrounding suburbs. Veolia's Commercial Services Branch Manager Gary Buckland said, "It (the awards) is really worthwhile and I encourage others to try for it too. It is an incentive to improve and do better".

Regional Growth Fund - July 2011

The Minister for Regional and Rural Development, Peter Ryan MLA along with Ministers Denis Napthine MLA and Peter Hall MLC launched the Regional Growth Fund at the GEC Conference Centre, July 5, 2011. The Regional Growth Fund is the Victorian Government's $1 billion commitment over eight years to drive regional development across the State and ensure regional Victoria remains a key contributor to the State's future growth and prosperity.

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