Lucas is a relatively new suburb of Ballarat, created in 2011. Lucas is one of Ballarat's largest master planned communities located just 7 kilometres from the CBD. Lucas is named after Eleanor Lucas and the staff of her local textile company, who planted Ballarat's Avenue of Honour after World War 1. Impeccable neighbourhood precincts and retirement villages have been designed to cater for the needs of any lifestyle, allowing you to live, shop, work, play and learn locally. Most home sites are intimately connected to parklands, shops and schools by walking and cycling trails and tree-lined boulevards. Shopping is extensive with chains like Woolworths, McDonald's and the local Wilson's Fruit and Vegetable with many further stores flourishing due to the booming popularity. Lucas has easy access to the Western Freeway with the Ballarat Link Road and Ring road connection, while also offering a direct route to the city via Remembrance drive.