• Moorabool Open Space Strategy

    The Moorabool Shire Council have engaged @leisure Planners to prepare an Open Space Strategy.  This strategy will provide a clear direction for Council, in relation to the planning for open space across the Shire, including in new and developing areas. 

    Key issues that this strategy will address include: 

    • Providing a consistent open space planning policy and decision-making framework across Council documents
    • Providing standards for provision and access open space e.g. via shared paths 
    • Identifying gaps in the provision of open space  
    • Guidance on specific issues such as open space in new residential areas, buffers along waterways and bio links, play spaces, climate change adaptation and open space on sites with site constraints such as slopes and easements.

    You can read the brief by clicking here

    Have your say

    Council is seeking input from residents and community groups to help direct this overarching strategy. We would like to know:

    • Which public open spaces do residents use most and why?
    • Which suburbs need more or different types of open space 
    • What is the priority types of improvements to parks, reserves, especially around Bacchus Marsh, Darley and Ballan and new residential areas, that would benefit the broadest range of the community? 

    A range of community organisations will be interviewed for this project.

  • Ways to get involved

    • You can send in your comments or upload some photos any time it suits (see link above)
    • Visit the project Facebook page to make a comment (see link above)
    • Send us your thoughts in writing (as brief or long as you want) to
    • Comment on the plan when the draft is exhibited. When the draft plan is prepared opportunities to comment will be advertised.
    • Leave your name on this web page and we can contact you (see link above)


    More information

    • Please contact the project manager:

    The project is expected to be completed by mid 2021.