The Bridge Mall, Ballarat

The Bridge Mall is a collection of many unique specialist stores offering traffic-free shopping with bookshops, fashion outlets and major chain stores. It has recently undergone redevelopment and upgrading with undercover areas and paving and planting.
You can park on either side of the mall with limited parking at the mall itself.  An eclectic collection of cafes and specialty stores is on offer as well as major chains including Starbucks, McDonalds and the Reject Shop.
Located at the bottom of the city it is a good starting point to start your shopping and dining and get a feel of the town. There is a playground for the kids and one of the best McDonalds I have been to (it is built with a heritage feel and really blends in).
The very, very disappointing thing is no toilets. There is no public toilet and not one cafe had one. How a council builds a complex without public amenities is beyond me. You have to walk out of the mall across the road and use what I find to be divey toilets. Lift your game Ballarat as I always visit the mall and it could be a lot better.

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