Advocacy Achievements

Check out our advocacy achievements!

Darley Park Pavilion

We successfully obtained a $2.5 million State Government grant to build a new pavilion at Darley Park. We lobbied via the Peri-Urban Group of Councils (PUGC) for a number of years to gain access to the Growing Suburbs Fund, which traditionally was used for growing metropolitan Councils.

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Artist impression of Darley Park Pavilion project

Bacchus Marsh 1000+ steps

We successfully obtained a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Victoria, under the State Government’s Regional Infrastructure Fund, for this project. The project will use the existing walking trail on Bald Hill to create a place for exercise, recreation, as well as art.  This grant will be used to begin the consultation process which will shape the design of the project. 

Check out the next steps in this project.

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Halletts Way Southern Extension Project

The 1.4 kilometre Halletts Way/O’Leary Way southern extension has resulted in a great asset for the community.

BMX track at Moorabool Regional Community Sports Hub

A new BMX track and multipurpose oval at Bacchus Marsh Racecourse and Recreation Reserve allows the local BMX Club to hold events and clubbys. 

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New BMX track at Bacchus March Racecourse

Main St/Grant St/Gisborne Rd Traffic signals

About the project: An upgrade from a round-about to traffic signals at this intersection will safely manage the current and future congestion through central Bacchus Marsh. The upgrade will also provide safe access for pedestrians walking to the train station, local schools and shops. These improvements will create a safe and efficient road network.

The rapid growth of Bacchus Marsh means that traffic congestion in peak times is increasing, with the infrastructure constructed more than 50 years ago unable to cope with this increased traffic volume and heavy transport movements.

Increased foot-traffic in central Bacchus Marsh upgrading the current round-about to traffic lights will improve pedestrian safety when crossing through this intersection.

Increased pressure on this intersection due to its use as a freight route between the Calder Highway and Port of Geelong.

Parwan Employment Precinct

Location: Parwan

Total project cost: $12.53M


  • Central Highlands Water = $5.81M
  • Gas = $4.2M
  • Sewer = $2.52M

The estimated economic benefit of this project to the Central Highlands region is $186M. In order to deliver this project, the following is needed:

  • Gas
  • Water
  • Sewer

About this project:

  • The Parwan Employment Precinct will capitalise on Bacchus Marsh’s existing agribusinesses to provide the potential for Victoria’s foremost agribusiness hub.
  • This project will create job opportunities for Moorabool residents that currently don't exist.
  • Currently 60% of residents travel outside of Moorabool Shire for work.
  • It will create 1500 jobs.
  • $20m is lost from Moorabool annually from residents who commute to Melbourne for work.