Bannockburn Heart opens


Stage one of the Bannockburn Heart was officially opened in mid-December, delivering residents a fun community facility just in time for Summer.

The Precinct, at the corner of Milton and Byron Streets, includes an impressive new water and adventure play space, active recreation equipment and community facilities including public toilets, seating, BBQs, shade, lighting and landscaped public space.

It has proven to be a popular destination for families over the summer months; with the water play space and splash pads open 9am-9pm, seven days a week.

Stage one of the project has also delivered an upgraded site for the Golden Plains Farmers’ Market, a new shed for the Bannockburn Scouts, a new car park, the relocation of the Bannockburn Playgroup, and the upgrade of power and fire services at the site.

Constructed over two stages, the Bannockburn Heart will transform and activate the Bannockburn CBD, improving liveability, retail spending and amenity.

A fully realised Bannockburn Heart Precinct is a G21 Economic Development Pillar Project.

Golden Plains Shire proudly delivered stage one of the project in partnership with $1.2 million from the Federal Government and $566,500 in grants from the State Government. In addition, Barwon Water supplied the precinct with drinking water fountains, while the Bannockburn and District Lions Club helped fund the BBQ.

Funding for Stage 2 of the precinct, which would feature a village green and performance stage, remains outstanding.