More Playgrounds For Our Growing Outer Suburbs

15 August 2016

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring the City of Whittlesea has the play spaces it needs to cater for the rapid population growth in the area.

Minister for Suburban Development and Member for Mill Park Lily D’Ambrosio today officially opened the McMillan Run playground in South Morang.

The facility will features three slides, three swings, a fireman's pole, climbing rope, connecting platforms, see saw and spinners.

The project is one of three playground development projects in the City of Whittlesea, which received $260,000 from the $50 million Growing Suburbs Fund in 2015-16.

Through the Fund, the Labor Government is delivering the services and infrastructure communities need in some of the Melbourne’s fastest growing suburbs.

The fund targets high priority projects that improve the amenity and liveability of communities in Victoria’s 10 fast growing interface councils.

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

Through the fund, the Labor Government is helping outer-suburban communities build local infrastructure such as family and community centres, town centres, parks and reserves and playgrounds.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Suburban Development and Member for Mill Park Lily D’Ambrosio

“Facilities like this one make such a great contribution to creating a sense of belonging which is important for emerging and growing communities.”

“Our $50 million Growing Suburbs Fund is helping councils provide the community infrastructure these communities need.”

“This means more play spaces, more community centres, more sporting facilities and more parks and gardens.”

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