Placemaking Program

The placemaking program allocates $200,000 ($50,000 in each town) to smaller communities to deliver projects that are at the top of the community’s wish list.

Projects are the direct result of thorough consultation and collaboration with the communities and will help to improve liveability, contribute to health, happiness and wellbeing, and visitor attraction to the towns.

2019/20 Projects

Following extensive consultation with each community, the following projects will take place:

Town Community meeting
Labertouche(PDF, 649KB) Top dressing of the oval playing surface and installation of multi-use goal posts at the Labertouche and District Community Centre.
Noojee(PDF, 605KB) Construction of new outdoor gym equipment (at a location to be determined through further consultation with the Noojee community) and installation of new tables and seating along local trails and walks.
Darnum(PDF, 1004KB) Expansion of playground equipment at the Darnum Memorial Hall.
Willow Grove(PDF, 818KB) Upgrades to the playground at the Willow Grove Recreation Reserve.

The final projects are the direct result of consultation and collaboration with the goal to improve liveability, contribute to health, happiness and wellbeing, and visitor attraction to the towns.

Council will continue to engage with each community throughout the delivery phase of each project.

2018/19 Projects

Town Project
Athlone
  • New playground at the Athlone Hall
  • Improvements to the barbecue area
  • New synthetic grass
  • Rubber-based bike track
  • New landscaping, fencing and seating
Erica
  • Street beautification works on Henty and Moe-Rawson Road
  • New historical information signage
  • Replacement of concrete cricket pitch
  • Improved parking area and signage at Mill Park
  • Upgrades to the Erica Reserve kitchen
Thorpdale
  • Electrical transformer upgrade at Thorpdale recreation Reserve to improve safety and electrical capacity
Jindivick
  • Further consultation will take place before a projects is decided