WIN TV has confirmed it is selling its Ballarat premises in Walker Street and relocating staff to Wollongong, in the latest blow to regional broadcasting.
TV Tonight understands traffic, sales and some journalists and cameramen will remain but around 30 jobs will go.
News presenter Bruce Roberts will relocate in order to continue presenting the bulletin from February.
A WIN statement said, “some roles will be affected by the move and our first priority will be to ensure that anyone in those affected roles has an opportunity to be redeployed.”
WIN Network CEO Andrew Lancaster said “If WIN is to continue to provide a local voice to regional communities via our 17 daily news bulletins, then we need to find more efficient ways to deliver that news. In this case it means utilising existing facilities.”
WIN’s Ballarat studios are on a prime piece of real estate in a sought after area of town with impressive views over Ballarat.
In August it was reported WIN was selling its Canberra headquarters in Kingston after 26 years.
Last week WIN swooped on Nine shares while the company continues to pressure the government for changes to the reach rule, citing its impact on regional broadcasting.