• Darley Park Master Plan

    Moorabool Shire Council have engaged @leisure Planners to prepare a Master Plan for Darley Park, Bacchus Marsh.

    The master plan will provide a vision and strategic direction for future development and investment at the reserve.

    It will make recommendations based on a needs assessment at the reserve to provide justification for future developments.

    This plan will provide guidance for future strategic financial planning by Council and fundraising initiatives by the reserve user groups.

    Following a review of current usage, potential demand and consultation with existing user groups and the local community, @leisure will:

    • Complete an Issues Paper that will outline key challenges, constraints and opportunities
    • Develop a preliminary concept drawing for review
    • Provide recommendations with suggested timeframes for implementation and cost estimates
    • Submit a draft master plan to exhibit for stakeholder and public comment
    • Submit final master plan with approved site layout plan and proposed developments

    Have your say

    @leisure is seeking input from the community and stakeholders. We would like to know:

    • What do you value about Darley Park?
    • How could the park be improved?
    • What are the issues, challenges and opportunities that the master plan needs to address?
    • What are the key priorities?
    • Thinking about future generations, what is your vision for this site?
  • Project update - June 2021

    The revised Draft Master Plan report has been complete and sent to Council. We are awaiting comments from Council and stakeholders. 

    Project update - May 2021

    The Draft Master Plan report has been forwarded to Council for review and we are awaiting their feedback following their review.

    Project update - March 2021

    The Draft Concept Plans and Issues and Oppurtunties report has been forwarded to Council for review. 

    Priorities and costings are to be confirmed following feedback.

    Project update - January 2021

    The community survey is now closed and we would like to thank everyone who contributed by providing a response. You can still provide your feedback on the project by making a comment on the website, visiting our facebook page or sending an email, as outlined above. 

    Interviews with key stakeholders have also been completed and an existing conditions report has also been submitted to Council.

    Project update - December 2020

    We have commenced the community engagement part of the project. You can provide your feedback on Darley Park by completing the survey or making a comment as outlined above.

    Ways to get involved

    • Leave a brief comment here
    • Visit the project Facebook page to make a comment
    • Online survey for residents to suggest additional uses of the park (now closed).
    • Send us your thoughts via email to or post to Rear 534 Mt. Alexander Road, Ascot Vale, 3032
    • Comment on the plan when a draft is prepared
    • To be kept updated, please subscribe via the 'leave your details' tab above.

    More information

    • Continue to visit this page
    • Please contact the project managers if you'd like to find out more information or offer input via the contact links above.

    The project is expected to be completed in April 2021.