Moorabool Shire Council congratulates the community groups, organisations and individuals involved in helping the area successfully obtain funding through the State Government’s recent Pick My Project initiative.
Four projects in Moorabool Shire were among the 14 awarded to the Central Highlands region, out of more than 100 applications from this region. The community had the opportunity to vote on the ideas put forward. The projects with the highest number of votes were successful in obtaining funding.
The four projects to receive funding are:
An SES storage and training facility at Bacchus Marsh SES ($190,000)
A playground and seating at Mason’s Lane Reserve in Bacchus Marsh ($120,000)
A makerspace at Bacchus Marsh Primary School ($84,431)
A youth-led mental health campaign applied for by Moorabool Youth Action Group ($20,000)
Moorabool Mayor Cr Paul Tatchell said he was delighted these projects had been chosen for the Pick My Project initiative as they would provide great facilities and services to the community.
“We have four very different projects but all four will greatly benefit people in the community.
“The new SES shed will address many issues the Bacchus Marsh SES has with its current set-up and will help cater for the increased demand on this service,” Cr Tatchell said.
“Masons Lane is used by so many different groups: sporting groups, walkers, school groups, dog obedience. The playground and seating fits in with the masterplan for the reserve and will be widely used by the community.
“Students at Bacchus Marsh Primary School will get a great head start in the world of new technologies with their new makerspace – a large open workspace with 2D and 3D printers and scanners, robots, drones and the latest computer software.
“And the Moorabool Youth Action Group will continue the great work they do for local youth, by raising awareness and practical assistance for young people who are suffering from mental illness, including a print and digital directory of services who work in this space.
“We thank those involved in applying for funding for contacting Council to discuss plans with us prior to applying,” Cr Tatchell said.