It has just been announced that the Federal Government will be handing over $2 million to be spent on the Bacchus Marsh civic and community hub project.
All up $4.5 million will be spent on the project which is being developed by the Moorabool Shire Council at the vacant, 6.4-hectare Darley Junior Campus.
The Bacchus Marsh civic and community hub will be aiming to provide job support for the community as well as access to modern sport and recreational facilities, healthcare and other community support services.
According to the Federal Government the project is expected to include:
- Redevelopment of existing buildings into accommodation space for community health and specialist health service providers;
- Creation of open recreation spaces including seating and picnic areas, playground, walking paths, art and signage;
- Redevelopment of sports grounds and facilities including installation of training lights to existing oval, amenities, car parking, barbecue areas;
- Upgrade of the existing sports stadium, change rooms, kitchen, walls and flooring and site access improvements such as walkways, railing and lighting; and
- Use of sustainable design, water management and landscaping through use of environmentally friendly materials, water efficient systems and plant revegetation.
I’m very pleased to see that new services and facilities will become available to Bacchus Marsh and I hope that the new hub becomes a valuable part of our community.