Macarthur Precinct Project

What is the Macarthur Recreation and Cultural Precinct Project

The project has been in development since adoption of the Macarthur Market Street Precinct Plan in 2019.  The project will see the activation and part redevelopment of the Precinct in the community of Macarthur.  The precinct is home to the Macarthur Bowls Club and community outdoor pool and also has tennis courts, open space, gardens and various other amenities.

What is the project

The Macarthur Recreation and Cultural Precinct project is the redevelopment of the Market St Precinct in Macarthur. Based on the Macarthur Market St Precinct Plan developed with community in 2019, the project deliverables include a new play space, multi-sport court, BBQ and shade facilities, splash pad along with landscaping and road improvements to the precinct.

How is the project being funded

Stage 1 works were funded through Round 3 of the Commonwealth Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Fund. Council allocated $480,000 of the Round 3 funds to Stage 1 of the project.

Stage 2 is being funded through a number of sources, with $500,000 from Emergency Recovery Victoria, $300,000 from Sport and Recreation Victoria and $300,000 from Council and Community contributions.

What has been done so far?

Stage 1 is nearing completion. Works delivered so far include road, kerb and parking improvements to High St and Eversley St, drainage improvements, new footpaths throughout the Precinct and refurbishment of existing rotundas and other site civil works.

Commencement of Stage 2 works including earthworks  in preparation for the multi-sport court and playspace construction, and connecting footpath works.

When are the remaining works being carried out?

A Landscape Architect has been appointed to the project and detailed design plans are progressing well. Community consultation will help to inform the design which is being developed in line with the 2019 Precinct Masterplan.

Procurement processes are underway for the design and construction of the splash pad, which will be constructed in conjunction with the landscape works

Landscape and splash pad works are expected to commence in late 2023, with completion by end of June 2024.

How do I make comment on the proposed design plan?

You can provide feedback in the following ways until 5pm Friday 2nd June:

Come along to the onsite engagement on Saturday May 20th and fill in a feedback form.

Complete the online form

Send an email to – with the subject line Macarthur Precinct Design Feedback

Via letter addressed to Macarthur Precinct Design Feedback, Moyne Shire Council, PO Box 51, Port Fairy, Victoria, 3284.