Building Infrastructure For Our Growing Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is building vital community facilities in Melbourne’s fastest growing communities to meet the needs of local families for years to come.

Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz visited Emerald to mark the start of construction on the $8.1 million Hills Hub Community Centre.

Construction of the new two-storey centre begins this month on the corner of Belgrave-Gembrook and Beaconsfield-Emerald roads in Emerald.

The project is funded with $1.5 million from the Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund targeted at Melbourne’s 10 municipalities experiencing rapid population growth.

The $200 million Growing Suburbs Fund is supporting new community connections, better services, and more opportunities at the local level.

For more information, visit localgovernment.vic.gov.au/grants/growing-suburbs-fund.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz

“The Growing Suburbs Fund is building the infrastructure that growing communities need.”

“We know that Melbourne’s outer suburbs are growing fast, that’s why we’re investing in local projects that local residents will benefit from for years to come.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Daniel Mulino

With construction now underway, it won’t be long before the various groups and volunteers come together under the one roof of the new Hills Hub.”

“The new Community Centre will be a hub of activity for those seeking work and wanting to set up their own businesses, with training, education, and small business support.”