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View some major programs we are working on such as the Wesley Hill Recreation Reserve.

Wesley Hill Recreation Reserve Upgrade

Stage one - A $1.9 million upgrade to sporting facilities at Wesley Hill Recreation Reserve in Castlemaine started in March 2017 and is now complete. The upgrade included construction of six new netball courts, court lighting, two cricket nets, carpark improvements, a retaining wall and accessible paths and ramps.

Stage two - The $2.43 million project is underway and includes the development for a multi-use pavilion, roadways, drop-off point, ramps, steps and external works. The pavilion includes unisex change rooms for netball, cycling and junior football, umpires change rooms, first aid, public amenities, office space, a kiosk and storage.

Stage one and two are part of the Wesley Hill Master Plan, adopted in 2015, to develop a first class multi-purpose sports precinct and junior sports hub at the reserve.

Read the monthly project bulletins:

August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
April - May 2018
March 2018
February 2018
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017

Harcourt Township Development Planning


The Harcourt Town Centre Master Plan was completed early in 2011 and is one of the planning documents to address the bypass of the town following the completion of the Calder Freeway in 2009. The Master Plan guides the development of a prosperous and sustainable future for the Harcourt community.

One of the short-term outcomes of the master plan was the development of the Harcourt Landscape Master Plan. Council adopted the plan in 2015. The plan provides a framework to improve the appearance of Harcourt’s town centre, improve its recreational facilities, and improve accessibility and connectivity to create a safer pedestrian environment to link with the outer parts of Harcourt.

Since 2013 Council has implemented a number of projects in Harcourt including:

• Reconnecting Harmony Way and streets in the town centre to accommodate future development;
• Implementing policy changes to the Planning Scheme to accommodate future development;
• Undertaking priority improvements at Harcourt Swimming Pool including upgrading change rooms, painting the three pool shells, installing non-slip surfaces around the pools and in change rooms, and replacing the barbecue and shade sail;
• Upgrading Binghams Road from gravel to bitumen; and
• Installed a saline water purification system for Harcourt’s three pools.


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