Bacchus Marsh Racecourse and Recreation Reserve Stage 2 underway

Published on 27 April 2022


Moorabool Shire Council Mayor Tom Sullivan, Councillors and community members joined the Minister for Community Sport, Ros Spence, and local State Members of Parliament today to celebrate the start of the next stage of ongoing improvement works at Bacchus Marsh Racecourse and Recreation Reserve (BMRRR).

The three-stage upgrade of BMRRR will deliver state-of-the-art facilities to support the diverse sport and recreation activities of local clubs and Moorabool Shire community.

Council has provided $8.04 million for the stage 2 works, which will cost a total of $12.04 million. The State Government has provided $3.5 million to stage 2 through the 2020-21 Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program and $500,000 through the World Game Facilities Fund 2020-2021 for soccer pitches and lighting.

“The Bacchus Marsh Racecourse and Recreation Reserve is ideally located to establish an active sports precinct to cater for the growth and future active sports requirements of the growing town of Bacchus Marsh.” Cr Sullivan said.

“It’s exciting to see the new-look reserve take shape and cater for our growing community and the diverse range of sporting clubs which use its facilities.”

Minister Spence joined the Mayor and State Member for Melton, Steve McGhie, and State Member for Buninyong, Michaela Settle, in turning the first sod for the new stage of the project.

Stage two of the project will deliver two permanent soccer pitches, a central cricket pitch, perimeter fencing, sport lighting, coaches’ boxes, a pavilion, a new entry road to access the new facilities, car parking for more than 300 cars, a play space near the new pavilion, and landscape works.

Work will commence on the site this month, with construction due to be completed mid-2023.

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Photo caption: Moorabool Shire Mayor Cr Tom Sullivan, Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle and Member for Melton Steve McGhie turn the first sod on Stage 2 of the Bacchus Marsh Racecourse and Recreation Reserve project.



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