December 5, 2016


Bacchus Marsh will soon be hosting world class BMX events at a new state-of-the-art facility to be built at the Bacchus Marsh Racecourse Reserve.

Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard today joined Moorabool Mayor Cr David Edwards to celebrate $100,000 from the Andrews Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund toward the $430,000 project.

“The Andrews Labor Government is investing in grassroots community so that everyone can have access to the best facilities to stay active and healthy,” Mr Howard said.

“I’m pleased to announce today that we’re delivering $100,000 toward creating a world class BMX racing and training facility in Bacchus Marsh.

“Purpose built to meet Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) standards; this facility will attract the best BMX riders from our region to train and complete here, as well developing younger riders and those that enjoy the sport for recreational activity.”

The project is strongly supported by Moorabool Shire Council who is investing $325,000 in the project and Bacchus Marsh BMX Club who will contribute $5,000 of in-kind works to the project.

“I’d like to congratulate Moorabool Shire Council for their strong support for this project and the entire Bacchus Marsh Racecourse Reserve Redevelopment, which will see this facility become a major centre for regional sport.” Mr Howard concluded.

Moorabool Mayor Cr David Edwards said this is the first step of the racecourse reserve master plan that will provide much needed facilities for the rapidly growing community.

“It’s great to work closely with the State Government to deliver these regionally important facilities, and Moorabool Shire Council looks forward to continuing the partnership with the State Government to deliver more stages of the master plan,” Cr Edwards said.