Shining a Spotlight on Sebastopol

The Andrews Labor Government is creating better sporting facilities as well as upgrading an RSL hall and a community garden in a bid to revitalise the town of Sebastopol.

Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle today joined members from the Community Reference Group at MR Power Park in western Victoria to inspect works on the new facilities, backed by more than $1 million funding from the Labor Government’s Spotlight on Sebastopol program.

MR Power Park is one of five new projects to receive funding as part of the 2018 election commitment to improve the liveability of the suburb.

Residents in Sebastopol can look forward to a range of new community facilities at MR Power Park including new exercise equipment, a skate park, a 3×3 basketball court, AFL goals and new pathways as part of the project.

Other projects to receive funding include improvements to the streetscape at Sebastopol Shopping Centre, upgrades to the Sebastopol RSL Hall, new lighting at St George’s Reserve arena, and establishing a community garden at Phoenix Community College.

The Spotlight on Sebastopol project follows extensive community consultation, including the establishment of a local community reference group that has helped lead the project’s design and guide investment priorities.

The $5 million program has already supported projects such as the Connecting Sebastopol project, Yarrowee River Access project and the Urban renewal project, which is increasing the tree canopy by planting 1300 trees across key streets in Sebastopol.

The Spotlight on Sebastopol program is part of the Government’s record investment of more than $30 billion in rural and regional Victoria since 2015. Find out more visit

Quotes attributable to Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle

“I’m proud to see the spotlight put on Sebastopol to improve the livability of this fast-growing area as part of our major investment in the community.”

Quote attributable to Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison

“The Spotlight on Sebastopol project is making Sebastopol an even better place to live, attend school, play sport and work. This important investment is also creating more jobs and supporting the Ballarat economy. A real win-win for the Sebastopol community.” 


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