Bald Hill taken to the next level

Published on 31 May 2022

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Have you climbed the new steps at Bald Hill yet? Stage 2 of the 1000+ Steps project at Bald Hill was officially opened a few weeks ago by Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events The Hon Martin Pakula.

While he was there, he announced $2.1 million in funding from the Regional Tourism Investment Fund for stage 3 of the project, which will include:

  • An all-abilities trail at the summit, designed to capture 360 degree views across Moorabool and back towards Melbourne.
  • Six thematically designed sculptures, which will be located along the trail and provide a link to the sculpture trail at the base of the 1000+ Steps at Telford Park.
  • A car park constructed off Swans Road.

Summit amenities will include a trail, shelter, tables, seating, wayfinding, interpretive signage and accessible toilets.

Mayor Cr Tom Sullivan said connection to the 1000+ Steps will give visitors the opportunity to start their journey at either Telford Park or the summit where they will be rewarded with impressive views.

“This is a fantastic project for our region, one that will substantially increase tourism in this area, and we thank the State Government for recognising and investing in that,” Cr Sullivan said.

The total project cost for stage 3 is $2.8 million, with Council funding around $700,000.

 

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