Located in Bacchus Marsh, the Bald Hill Activation Project will transform the region into an attractive tourist destination.
The Bald Hill Activation Plan – Feasibility Study was received by Council at the Ordinary Meeting of Council in February 2020 and identified a range of potential opportunities for the reserve including Mountain Bike trails, All Abilities and sculptural walking trails, open air events space and a restaurant.
Activation of the site will not only service the local community of Moorabool Shire but will also attract visitors from Melbourne, regional Victoria, and interstate.
The Bald Hill Activation Plan will be delivered across several stages.
Click here to view the Bald Hill Activation Plan(PDF, 9MB)
This project will see the establishment of a 1000+ steps walk that links the residential area close to Halletts Way with the peak of the nearby Bald Hill. The link will terminate in a lookout that will also be a future entry point to a larger Bald Hill active recreation development.
Funding of $750,000 has been secured from Regional Development Victoria to enable construction of the 1000+ steps and lookout.
The design of the steps has been completed.
Click here to view the Stage 1 Designs(PDF, 10MB)
Construction on the project commenced in September 2021 and is subject to Covid-19 State Government restrictions. The works include the construction of the steps, rest stops, a lookout structure, road crossings and landscaping along the route.
Given the scale and complexity of the project, works will take some time to complete and are currently scheduled to be completed by March/April 2022.
Progress image of construction of 1000+ Steps - October 2021
This stage builds on the previous investment for the Bacchus Marsh 1000+ steps through the construction of an All-Abilities sculpture trail located on the Telford Park Reserve, which will create an additional opportunity for visitors all ages and abilities to have a unique experience.
Concept designs are now available for community comment via our Have Your Say page.
Community consultation is open from 28 January until 24 February 2022.
Click here to see the concept design(PDF, 17MB)
Detailed design of the All-Abilities Sculpture Trail is scheduled to be complete in early 2022.
Artists impression of the All-Abilities Sculpture Trail
Construction is scheduled to commence in mid 2022.
Further exciting opportunities and projects to come as part of the Bald Hill Activation Project.