Now that a decision has been made on the Avenue of Honour, Moorabool Mayor Pat Griffin, is urgently looking for an alternative north-south bypass at the eastern end of Bacchus Marsh, to make sure that a local project stills receives federal funding.
If an alternative road access arrangement is not found, $30 million worth of federal funding may be allocated to other projects.
Obviously local residents and members of council would much rather that the money be used to help solve Bacchus Marsh’s traffic issues, but an alternative solution needs to be put forward soon.
Cr Griffin has said that no new solutions will be sought, but rather previous plans that had been brought up in the Heritage Council hearings and previous proposals will be considered.
Over the coming weeks more details are likely to be announced about whether or not a new project does go ahead and there will be a lot of people in Bacchus Marsh hoping that a solution does come to light so that the funds can be used for Bacchus Marsh.