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Costly plan could deny small town projects


By Kate Taylor

Drowning in debt or floating vital infrastructure – that was the debate over Moorabool Shire Council building a new sports complex including an indoor pool in Bacchus Marsh.
The indoor pool is set to be built in ‘Siberia’ in Bacchus Marsh as part of a massive new complex, also including a four-court basketball stadium as well as netball and badminton courts in stage one, now beginning the planning stages.
Councillors voted at the live-streamed Special Meeting of Council, held on Wednesday 17 June, to endorse the masterplan for the Bacchus Marsh indoor Sports and Aquatic Facility.
East Ward Councillor John Keogh moved the motion to progress the project, seconded by fellow East Ward Councillor Tonia Dudzik, with councillors Paul Tatchell, Jarrod Bingham and Lawry Borgelt also arguing in favour of starting the process to build the centre.
However, West Ward Councillor Tom Sullivan objected, saying the endorsement of the masterplan is implementing the process ‘by stealth’ and that while he does think it is a great project – he takes issue with the financials.

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in the 14 July 2020 edition
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