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More parking for Bacchus Marsh community

02/05/2022

The Victorian Government is creating more free car parks for growing regional cities with 100 new spaces to be delivered in Bacchus Marsh.

Located at Meddingley Park Reserve, the 100 free car parks are set to help meet the demand created by the fast-growing community.

The project is among 2000 car parks being delivered through the Regional Car Parks Fund, which is also creating car parks in the Latrobe Valley and Ballarat to take pressure off local streets in Victoria’s fastest growing regional cities.

The Bacchus Marsh site is the final location to be selected and completes the commitment to fund 2000 car parks across regional Victoria, with the program creating more than 200 jobs during construction.

The new parking will upgrade and expand car parking around the Maddingley Park Reserve sports precinct to relieve parking pressure and meet the need from infrastructure growth within the sporting precinct, with the first stage of the Moorabool Aquatic and Recreation Centre now under construction.

The development within the precinct will also include parking upgrades on Grant Street to improve parking accessibility for Bacchus Marsh College and commuters at Bacchus Marsh station.

Additional and accessible car parking is a key priority for the Moorabool Shire Council with the area expected to grow by 25 per cent by 2031 from 36,000 to 48,000 people with most of the population residing in Bacchus Marsh.

The Regional Car Parks Fund is also supporting the creation of 1000 new carparking spaces in Ballarat, in areas around the CBD, the Health Precinct and central sporting precincts.

The 1000 new car parks for Ballarat are on top of the almost 1000 car park spaces the Victorian Government has already delivered as part of the Ballarat Station Precinct Redevelopment and Ballarat GovHub.

In the Latrobe Valley, more than 900 car parks are being delivered with sites selected in the key centres of Traralgon, Morwell and Moe, close to public transport, shopping precincts and community services.

For more information visit Regional Car Parks Fund.



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