The City of Greater Bendigo has invested approximately $950,000 in updating a range of facilities in Heathcote.
The changes include restoring the exterior of the former Court House and Shire Council Chambers to their former glory, new public toilets and landscaping at Barrack Reserve, and upgrades to the Heathcote Swimming Pool, Heathcote Bowls Club and RSL Building.
The new public toilet block at Heathcote’s Barrack Reserve features a covered entrance, security lighting, three male toilets and urinal, six female toilets, a unisex accessible toilet and provision for a future changing place facility.
The new toilets were a priority project for the Heathcote community and a major action from council's Public Toilet Strategy.
The old toilets were constructed in the 1980s and have since been removed and the area landscaped.
Shade and solar for Heathcote Swimming Pool
A new shade structure and solar heating system has been installed at Heathcote Swimming Pool.
Other works that took place included a drainage upgrade, a new concrete concourse, new wet deck and grating along each side of the pool, re-painting of both pools, an irrigation upgrade, new turf and mulching of trees.
These works were completed before the current swimming season and were supported through $95,000 provided by the Heathcote Pool Committee.
Freshen up for Bowls Club and RSL
Heathcote Bowls Club has been given a fresh coat of paint on the inside, together with new exit doors, new oven and range hood, and re-concreting of external paths and the barbeque area.
Works were undertaken in consultation with the club and completed before the recent bowls season.
The program to renew facilities in the Heathcote RSL also continued by completely remodelling the amenities and accessible toilet, including painting, installation of mechanical ventilation, floor coverings, new fixtures and LED lighting.