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This week we feature Shade Sails in and around Bacchus Marsh in regional Victoria’s Moorabool Shire.

Bacchus Marsh is a fast growing city between Melbourne and Ballarat on the Western Highway located along the valley of the Lerderderg and Werribee rivers.  The fertile soil crops makes Bacchus Marsh a good location for crops and light industry.  The area frequently gets hot and dry and is ideal for shade sails.

There is a large collection of Shade Sails in the area between the railway line and Grant and Labiliere Streets.

A collection of large hyperbolic black sails attached to bright green posts behind a carpark between Bacchus Marsh Ecolinc and the Leisure Centre creates a small picnic area and makes a bold visual statement.


The Shade Sails twist and tuck beneath each other providing interesting viewing from different angles.


See our council parkland shade for similar solutions.

Nearby the striking architecture of the Ecolinc has another very similar looking shade sail, obviously erected at the same time.  The sail provides shade to a small garden of native ferns.


Like most schools, nearby Bacchus Marsh Secondary College has Shade Sails.  The Shade Sails there are in its assembly areas.  It is one of the most impressive you’ll see.  A line of light green hyperbolic Shade Sails attached to cream posts cover an astroturf area.  Another sail in an unusual configuration is located nearby providing a large covered area.


Compare to our assembly area shade solutions.

At the same school is a large light green four post pyramid shade which covers a lunch area.


The advantage of pyramid shades like this one is that the cloth provides uniform cover.  See also our own lunch area shade solutions.

Bacchus Marsh Grammar located up on a hill also has its fair share of Shade Sails, some of them quite spectacular.

A colourful bright blue and yellow Shade Sail combination with ten red posts is a feature of one of the playgrounds and provides cover for similarly coloured play equipment.


Compare to some of our school shade and playground shade solutions.  Even though high school students are better at avoiding the posts, we’d still probably recommend some padded post protectors for a solution like this one given that the kids would likely be running around.

Nearby is another shade solution, a small eating area is shaded with a 5 chrome post configuration of four triangular green sails.  Maximum midday (lunch time) shade and a squat look is achieved by placing the sails low toward the ground and relatively flat pitched.


Also in Moorabool are the towns and suburbs of Bacchus Marsh, Ballan, Balliang, Beremboke, Blackwood, Bungaree, Clarendon, Dunnstown, Elaine, Gordon, Greendale, Korobeit, Lal Lal, Millbrook, Mount Egerton, Myrniong, Parwan, Scotsburn, Springbank, Wallace, Yendon.  1800 Shade U provides Shade Sail and Shade Solutions to these locations.