Moorabool council has given the green light to stages two and three of the Bacchus Marsh Racecourse Recreation Reserve master plan.
The master plan was developed with input from the reserve’s user groups, state sporting associations and internal council service units.
The total cost for stage two is estimated to be $14.49 million, with $4 million funded by Sport and Recreation Victoria to go towards a new active sports precinct.
Stage two will consist of two permanent soccer pitches, a central cricket pitch, perimeter fencing, sport lighting, coaches boxes, a second pavilion, new entry road, car parking for over 300 cars, a play space and perimeter tree planting.
The stage three plans include a main AFL oval, a community oval, sports lighting to both ovals, a third pavilion, additional road access and car parking, barbecues, shelters and seating, pathways and further perimeter planting.