Council Projects

Council is committed to providing, maintaining and improving core services and community infrastructure across our communities that will advance the liveability, sustainability and keep our towns progressive and innovative.

This includes our community's assets, such as roads, community buildings, footpaths, shared pathways and playgrounds.



Construction will soon commence on the Nhill Skatepark with earthworks scheduled to commence in mid-February ahead of construction in March 2019.

Skatepark specialists Trinity Skateparks, who also constructed the new Dimboola and Rainbow Skateparks, will undertake construction through March and April with anticipated completion due in early May.

The new Skatepark will be a great addition to Jaypex Park, which is already a popular recreational space, utilised by both locals and travellers on the Western Highway.

This project has been made possible with funding from Hindmarsh Shire Council and Sport and Recreation Victoria.



Tenders for the replacement of the roof of the Dimboola Sports Stadium have closed with Council due to appoint the contractor at the first Council meeting in February.

The contract will also see the installation of under roof insulation and roof ventilators which will assist in reducing the internal temperature during summer and therefore increase player comfort.



Tenders for the construction of the new Dimboola Library have been advertised and close on 20 February 2019.

The new Library will be linked to the existing circa 1860 built building and will provide a modern multi-purpose space that will be able to be used as a traditional library and community space.

A contractor will be appointed by Council in March with construction due for completion late 2019 or early 2020.



Tenders for the construction of new E-Waste Sheds at the Dimboola and Nhill Transfer Stations are due to close in early February with Council expected to appoint contractors in late February or early March.

The E-Waste sheds will be approximately 200sq mt and will enable electrical equipment such as computers, televisions etc to be disposed of safely and correctly.



2019 marks the 100 year celebration of aviation in Nhill, to be celebrated by an Air Show in October. Council have been successful in obtaining funding from Victoria Remembers and are working closely with Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre to construct a memorial at the entrance to the aerodrome.

The entrance will act as a gateway and introduction to the heritage of the former RAAF Base and will include the installation of interpretive signs along the heritage walk around the site. It is envisaged this project will be completed well prior to the centenary celebrations in October 2019.



In September 2018 the Grampians RDV Region Cycling and Trails Infrastructure Business and Masterplan final report was delivered. This document presents a strategic approach to developing and promoting cycling tourism across the greater region, and included the Wimmera River Discovery Trail (formerly known as the Hindmarsh Trail) as a priority project. Following on from this report, work is now beginning on a broad marketing and branding strategy for the greater promotion of cycling in the west of the state.




Council are currently working on W Cooks Road re-sheet. The works are located between Pikers Road and Borgelts Road. It is a 1.41km re-sheet using Limestone to a depth of 100mm and is part of our 2018/19 Capital Works Program.