New and improved community facilities will soon be available in a number of Melbourne and surrounds’ fastest growing suburbs.
A statement from the Victorian government has announced 32 projects as successfully receiving funding from the latest round of the state’s “Growing Suburbs Fund”.
The fund has been noted as delivering $50 million to community facilities, better services and more opportunities across 10 of Melbourne’s rapidly growing interface councils.
Successful projects include playgrounds, sporting pavilions, and family centres, with the state government reporting that they will see councils “building stronger, more inclusive communities, and improving access to vital services”.
Councils set to see the effects of such funding include: Cardinia Shire Council, Casey City Council, Hume City Council, Melton City Council, Mitchell Shire Council, Peninsula, Nillumbik Shire Council, Whittlesea City Council, City Council, and the Yarra Ranges Shire Council.
Big winners from the grants include the Caroline Springs Football and Netball Club as well as the Caroline Springs Cricket Club, which will soon have a new sporting pavilion.
Melton City Council is set to see three new projects benefiting from the scheme: a community recycling facility, an early learning centre and a community pavilion.
Victoria’s minister for local government, Adem Somyurek said “it’s 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.”