Applications Open For Growing Suburbs Fund

03 June 2016

Applications are now open for funding from the Andrews Labor Government’s $50 million Growing Suburbs Fund to help councils build and upgrade the community facilities they need in Melbourne’s booming outer suburbs.

The fund will assist councils build the community centres, town hubs, playgrounds, parks and reserves they need to ensure our outer suburban communities don’t get left behind.

Councils in Melbourne’s outer suburbs are facing a number of challenges as their populations grow, with facilities and services often struggling to keep up.

This vital investment will continue to target priority projects that improve the everyday lives of local communities, building on the successful first round of funding with 34 projects across Melbourne already underway.

Councils eligible to apply for funding are some of the most rapidly growing in Melbourne and include Cardinia, Casey, Hume, Melton, Mitchell, Mornington Peninsula, Nillumbik, Whittlesea, Wyndham and Yarra Ranges.

Applications close Friday 29 July 2016 with successful applicants to be announced in November.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins

“The Growing Suburbs Fund will help those councils in the outer suburbs of Melbourne bolster their sporting facilities, play spaces and community centres.”

“We’re helping councils in our fastest growing suburbs build and upgrade facilities to foster vibrant local communities right across Melbourne, supported by the infrastructure they want and need.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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