Works at Central Springs Reserve have now been completed. However, the constructionfencing will remain in place until mid-July to allow the new plantings and turf installation to settle in.

These works represent the first stage of the overall masterplan for Central Springs Reserve which was adopted in 2021.

The works included:

  • a new mineral spring bore and new mineral spring pump area featuring four stunning brass artworks by indigenous artist, Timani Nicholls, in laid into the concrete splash pad,
  • a BBQ and picnic shelter area with mobility scooter charge point,
  • rejuvenation of the historic hydropower pump infrastructure and Hard Hills spring pit,
  • creek works to stabilise existing stone walls, creek banks, eradicate weeds and introduce plantings to assist with erosion control, and
  • a new connecting path network, all at accessible grade.

Future stages of work include an elevated, accessible walkway from the Fulcher Street and Lake Daylesford approaches, new accessible car parking and works to upgrade the existing Fulcher Street carpark.

The $1.47 million project includes $1,113,867 in funding from the Hepburn Shire Council, $350,000 from the Australian Government and $35,000 from the Victorian Government’s Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action.

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This article is based on a social media post from Hepburn Shire Council.