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Multi-million dollar project to watch

By Staff Reporter
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More than $3 million worth of infrastructure has been announced this week for one state to help attract more jobs and revitalize communities across the board.

Planning minister Matthew Guy noted that a number of councils in both metropolitan and regional areas of Victoria would benefit from grants under this first round of funding from the Community Works Program.

The works will include from new playgrounds and footpaths up to new town centre improvements.

“Delivering local infrastructure projects that local communities want and need is an important part of planning vibrant suburbs, towns and regional centres,” Mr Guy said.

“As a result of the Community Works Program we will see the development of public spaces that are attractive and accessible as well as pedestrian friendly, while encouraging local investment and creating jobs.”

This represents a combined investment of more than $10 million in local communities across the state.

Nine councils in the metropolitan area are to receive funding: Banyule, Brimbank, Cardinia, Frankston, Hume Manningham, Moonee Valley, Whitehorse and Wyndham.

Ten regional councils have also been tipped for a financial boost, including Ballarat, Baw Baw, Corangamite, Queenscliffe, Greater Geelong, Mildura, Moira, Strathbogie, Wellington and Wodonga.

Overall, the project has had $6.9 million worth of committed funds that will be rolled out over a number of stages.

A list of Round 1 projects is available online.

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