Published on : Friday, January 24, 2020
The Andrews Labor Government in Australia is helping build new and improved community facilities across Melbourne’s fastest growing suburbs. The Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek announced the 32 successful projects that will receive $50 million funding from the latest ground of the Growing Suburbs Fund.
The Fund is delivering development towards community facilities, better services and more opportunities in Melbourne’s 10 rapidly growing interface councils. The successful projects range from playgrounds to new sports pavilions and family centres, building stronger, more inclusive communities, and improving access to vital services.
Minister Somyurek made the announcement with Member for Kororoit Marlene Kairouz at an event marking the start of construction of the new Caroline Springs Sports Pavilion, which received $1 million from the Fund. The new pavilion will be home to the Caroline Springs Football and Netball Club, and Caroline Springs Cricket Club, as well as providing a space for community groups and events.
Melton City Council will receive an additional $5.35 million towards three new projects, supporting a community recycling facility, an early learning centre for Eynesbury and a community pavilion in Brookside.
With the 2019-20 allocation, the Fund has now supported 193 projects, invested $250 million and leveraged a combined investment of over $665 million, creating more than 6600 jobs across greater Melbourne.
The Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek said that it is exciting to see the range of projects this year, including playgrounds, parks, early learning centres, recycling and community sporting facilities – each one will deliver for families in fast-growing communities.
The Member for Kororoit Marlene Kairouz said that the Caroline Springs Town Centre Community Sports Pavilion is another standout example of how the Growing Suburbs Fund is delivering for communities like ours – providing the facilities people need, close to home.
Member for Melton Steve McGhie said that this fund is providing services like the Eynesbury Station Early Learning Centre is vital for communities in new suburbs to help them feel engaged and connected to where they live.
The Member for Sydenham Natalie Hutchins said that he is thrilled to see Melton Recycling Centre funded through the Growing Suburbs Fund and cannot wait to see the social and environmental benefits it will bring their residents.