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Trail park in Bacchus Marsh one step closer


Visitors of all abilities can now enjoy the sweeping landscapes of the Moorabool Valley, with an accessible trail now complete in Bacchus Marsh backed by the Victorian Government.

The new trail at Telford Park that links the 1000+ Steps trail to the Bald Hill Summit lookout and the new sculptures installed at the top of the trail. The trail is the second stage in the Bald Hill Activation Plan and is supported through $2.1 million in funding.

The new sculpture – Binak Biik – is created by the artistic team Aunty Kim Wandin and Chris Joy. Binak Biik includes four bronze cast woven baskets, basalt rocks and endangered plant species and acknowledges Wurunderi women (bagurrk) as the weavers and connectors within community.

The trail is wheelchair accessible and can be used in all weather conditions. The works included upgraded bathrooms with an accessible toilet, shelter and tables to welcome more visitors and encourage them to stay longer and enjoy the scenery. The project also created 11 jobs during construction.

The new additions to the park complement the first stage of the project, which included development of the 1000+ Steps trail, rest stops, a lookout, and road crossings, also supported by the Victorian Government.

The next stage of the Bald Hill Activation Plan includes additional carparking and installing the remaining sculpture artworks along the accessible trail at Telford Park.

The Plan will create a destination park near Bacchus Marsh to attract more people to explore everything the Moorabool Shire has to offer.

Once complete, the destination park and trail will drive new jobs and investment to the region and is forecast to attract up to 83,000 visitors to the area each year, contributing $2 million to the local economy.

This project is part of the Victorian Government’s investment of more than $41 billion in rural and regional Victoria since 2015, transforming and boosting local economics and generating jobs growth.