Moorabool Regional Community Sports Hub Project

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The Moorabool Regional Community Sports Hub Project will deliver state-of-the-art facilities to support the diverse sport and recreation activities of local clubs and the community. It is one of the largest sporting infrastructure projects the area has seen in decades.

Moorabool Shire Council has partnered with the Victorian Government to deliver the first stage of the project.



The project:

·         caters for increased demand from a growing population

·         helps parents and kids access activities closer to home

·         provides quality conditions for competition training

·         encourages and supports high participation rates in sport and recreation

·         supports community health and wellbeing; and

·         boosts visitation to Bacchus Marsh and surrounds.


When did Council endorse the Master Plan?

The Bacchus Marsh Racecourse Recreation Reserve (BMRRR) Site and Active Sports Precinct Master Plan was adopted by Council on Wednesday 02 September 2015.

You can read the Council agenda and minutes here


Who will benefit from the project?

A number of local sport and recreation groups already use the existing facilities at Bacchus Marsh Racecourse and Recreation Reserve (BMRRR), while others will transition to the new facilities once they are ready to use.

The new Community Sports Hub will be home to:


·         Bacchus Marsh BMX Club

·         Bacchus Marsh Pony Club

·         Bacchus Marsh and Melton Poultry Club

·         Footscray District Poultry Club

·         Bacchus Marsh Cricket Club

·         Bacchus Marsh Scorpions Soccer Club

·         Bacchus Marsh Campdrafting Club

·         Bacchus Marsh Harness Racing Club



How much will the project cost?

Stage one of the project will cost approximately $9.3 million.

Any remaining allocated project funding that has not been spent in the 2019/2020 financial year will carry forward into the next financial year.

Council is advocating for funding to deliver the remaining project stages.



Has the community been consulted on this project?

Yes. Council met with user groups to share the draft Master Plan, and their feedback was taken into consideration by the project team. Key points from each user group are outlined in the Master Plan under the ‘Existing Users’ section.

During the detailed design process, the project team has sought and incorporated user group feedback where possible.



Where is the project located?

Moorabool Regional Community Sports Hub Project is located at the Bacchus Marsh Racecourse and Recreation Reserve, in Maddingley.

Maddingley is a suburb of the Bacchus Marsh township, located approximately 45km from Melbourne’s CBD.



How will the project be delivered?

The project will be delivered in four stages. Stage one construction activities are currently underway.

Council will start planning for the second stage in 2020, subject to future funding.



How long will the project take to deliver?

It is anticipated that Stage 1 of the project will be completed by the end of July 2020.

The timing of the other project stages is subject to future funding.



Where can I find out more about the tender process?

For all enquiries regarding the tender process please contact





Construction works are currently underway for the first stage of project delivery.


How long will construction take?

It is anticipated that construction will be completed by the end of July 2020.


Is it still possible to access the reserve?

It is usually possible to access the reserve. To avoid disappointment, we encourage you to check the works notifications below for the dates and times of any upcoming restrictions.  

An alternative access point to the reserve has been created on Bacchus Marsh-Balliang Road (opposite Rutherford Court.  This provides access to the northern section of the reserve, campdrating and Pony Club facilities.


What works have been completed so far?

The following construction activities have been completed: 

  • bulk earthworks.
  • a new BMX track
  • a new multipurpose oval/field (not yet ready for use)
  • a new equestrian cross-country course
  • the establishment of dressage arenas


Are all construction works on the reserve being overseeing by Council?

No. The Pony Club has independently engaged a company to deliver the installation of new day yards.

For all enquiries regarding the day yards please contact the Pony Club directly.




Download works notifications for this project.

Works Alert – February 2020




Get in touch with us for any queries you have about this project by emailing


Last Updated:

Tuesday, 11 February, 2020 - 14:15