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.
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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.
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."
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
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The planned IBM Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence for Software Testing in Ballarat is tipped to bring 150 new jobs into Victoria.
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.
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.
IBM Global Business Services is achieving some really excellent business outcomes for major national clients at the University of Ballarat Technology Park
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
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.
Ballarat is leading the way as a premium Australian location for delivery of information technology.
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.
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.
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.
The Director of the Technology Park visited the AREA Science Park in 2011 and the following article was published in the Ballarat Courier.
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.