The Hume growth area will see significant community infrastructure projects fast-tracked as part of Planning Minister Matthew Guy's decision to bring forward the delivery of Growth Area Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC) projects today.
As part of a larger $7 million first tranche across Melbourne, Hume will see $2.4 million in infrastructure investment delivered from the GAIC to support strategic community infrastructure projects.
"Changes implemented by the Victorian Coalition Government last year have enabled us to fast-track investment in much needed infrastructure in the Hume growth area," Mr Guy said.
GAIC funding will support the upgrade of Mickleham Road/Greenvale Gardens Boulevard/Dellamore Boulevard Intersection and the Hume Regional Tennis and Community Centre at Craigieburn.
"Infrastructure delivery is a critical component of the successful development of the Hume growth area," Mr Guy said.
"Today's announcement will not only result in upgrades to the road network but facilitate the delivery of a community centre in one of the Hume growth area's largest suburbs, Craigieburn," Mr Guy said.
The intersection upgrade will enable about 1,300 lots to be developed in the Greenvale R3 Precinct and will include improvements to Mickleham Road.
The funding for the community centre will enable the Council to construct transport infrastructure, including bus facilities and car parking to support this major regional facility.
$1.4 million has been allocated from the GAIC to the intersection upgrade and $1 million directed to the Regional Tennis and Community Centre.
"After decades of Labor neglect the Coalition Government is pleased to be able to fast-track infrastructure investment in our growth areas," Mr Guy said.
"Investing in infrastructure is vital to the social fabric of outer suburban communities and these two projects will support the Hume growth area as it continues to develop," Mr Guy said.