Yields information about the Ballarat Tramway system in 1949, the possible use of Trolley Buses and has a strong association with H H Bell Jnr, the son of the MMTB Chairman H Bell at the time.

Physical description

Report, photocopy of the original, 21 Foolscap pages, titled "Report by Hector H Bell Jnr of the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board, on the street passenger transport system of Ballaarat Urban Area".

Looks at the history of the tramways, tramway data, traffic management, financial analysis, suburban bus routes, services provided, fares. Operation by Private buses, who should manage the service, future policy, town planning. Provides a list and location of factories. Concludes convert the existing tramway to a trolley bus system, fares and suggests Government authority control.

None of the 8 appendices included. Lists the persons that assisted with the report.

Prepared September 1949 - see page 81 of Alan Bradley's book, The Golden City and its Tramways for the background.