Council welcomes $1 million funding for additional car parking

Published on 27 April 2022


Moorabool Shire Mayor, Cr Tom Sullivan, welcomed Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas MP and local State Members to Bacchus Marsh today for the announcement of up to $1 million in funding to create 100 extra car park spaces at Maddingley Park Reserve in Taverner Street.

The new free car park spaces will be funded through the Regional Car Parks Fund (RCPF) and will complement Council’s proposed works in the precinct.

The new car parks are close to the $15 million Moorabool Aquatic and Recreation Centre (MARC), as well as to the park, existing sports facilities and the railway station. Construction of stage one of the MARC development, a 4 court multi-sport indoor stadium, is currently underway.

Cr Sullivan led a tour of the proposed car park site for Minister Thomas, Steve McGhie (State Member for Melton) and Michaela Settle (State Member for Buninyong) and Councillors, as well as the adjoining MARC construction site.

“These new additional car parks will provide much-needed parking for our growing town of Bacchus Marsh in and around Maddingley Park and the railway station and will be closely located close by the new sports precinct,” Cr Sullivan said. “We thank the State Government for their support to transforming an area which is set to become even more popular with families once the first stage of MARC opens in 2023.”

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Caption: Viewing the car parking plans are (left to right) Mayor Cr Tom Sullivan, Member for Melton Steve McGhie, Cr Moira Berry, Cr Tonia Dudzik, Cr Ally Munari, Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle, Council’s General ManagerCommunity Assets and Infrastructure Phil Jeffrey and Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas


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