Residents in Nillumbik will benefit from a new $50 million Interface Councils Infrastructure Fund to support councils and communities on the edge of Melbourne.
Minister for Local Government, Natalie Hutchins, today visited Nillumbik Shire with local Labor Members Vicki Ward and Danielle Green to meet with council and discuss how the fund could benefit the community.
Ms Hutchins said the Fund, secured in the 2015-16 Victorian Budget, fulfilled the Andrews Labor Government’s promise to establish a dedicated fund to invest in Melbourne’s outer suburbs.
Residents in the Nillumbik area will benefit from the Fund, which can be used towards multipurpose facilities, community centres, playgrounds or other spaces needed by the community.
The Interface Fund – the first of its kind – is to support the suburbs within the ten Interface councils, which will host the highest proportion of Victoria’s population growth over the coming decades.
The 10 Interface Councils are: Cardinia Shire Council, City of Casey, Hume City Council, Melton City Council, Mitchell Shire Council, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Nillumbik Shire Council, City of Whittlesea, Wyndham City Council and Yarra Ranges Council.
Applications will be called for in the coming months.
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Local Government, Natalie Hutchins
“The Andrews Labor Government recognises the specific needs of Nillumbik and the $50 million Interface Fund will help ensure that the council and community can meet those needs.”
“Councils and communities can use the $50 million Fund for a multi-purpose facility, a community centre, a playground – spaces that local families need.”
Quotes attributable to the Member for Eltham, Vicki Ward
“The Fund will help Nillumbik invest in the projects that will make a difference to the day-to-day lives of local residents.”
Quotes attributable to the Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green
“The Andrews Labor Government’s Interface Fund will help meet the needs of our local community now, and into the future.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020