Everyone is one step closer to being able to climb The Bacchus Marsh 1000+ steps at Bald Hill, after a significant funding announcement from the State Government today.
Council’s Bald Hill Activation Project identified the opportunity of The Bacchus Marsh 1000+ and has successfully obtained a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Victoria (RDV), under the Government’s Regional Infrastructure Fund.
“We’re delighted the funds for this project have come through,” Mayor Cr David Edwards said.
“Council staff have put in a lot of work to come up with a concept for creating something similar to the 1000 steps in the Dandenongs.
“We’ll use the existing walking trail on Bald Hill but create a place for exercise, recreation, potentially art spaces – we have great plans for the area that will attract locals and visitors.”
The State Government grant will be used to begin the consultation process which will inform the design of the project, ahead of a potential construction start date of late 2021.
“Council will consult with local landowners the wider community and key stakeholders, and from that, we’ll have an idea of what’s possible and what people would like to see in the space,” Cr Edwards said.
“We’re very excited about transforming Bald Hill into an attractive tourist destination and we thank RDV for kickstarting the project.”