23 May 2011
The Bacchus Marsh Community Land Group has just proposed a new project, that could turn Bacchus Marsh’s Main Street into a hub of activity, history and tourism!
According to a recent article in the Melton Leader
, the Bacchus Marsh Community Land Group has a new vision for Main Street that will help make it more appealing for residents and for visitors, and improve Bacchus Marsh as a whole.
Removing council de-mountable office structures to create open space.
Improving the carpark layout.
Creating a heritage display in the library building to coincide with the town’s 175th anniversary this December.
Creating a travellers’ rest stop with public toilets, taps, picnic tables and information boards, a cafe space with shade umbrellas, public art spaces, paths and a shaded and secure children’s play area.
Developing a memorial garden with the RSL.
Using the old council workshop and depot for art and craft activities and turning the vehicle compound into a community or working garden.
Leasing council service centre offices to not-for-profit and community organisations.
Work to restore the Public Hall’s facade, make hall spaces more useable and renovate the Supper Room as the entrance foyer for the Public Hall are also planned.
All of the proposed projects sound like they would help improve Main Street, but what does the Bacchus Marsh community have to say? I would love to hear local feedback on the projects, and if you would like to read more about them – you can view a copy of the Bacchus Marsh Community Land Group’s report at bmclg.com