More Support For Melbourne’s Growing Outer Suburbs

22 June 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is building the community facilities people in Melbourne’s booming outer suburbs need as they grow.

Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins today invited councils to apply for community facility upgrades as part of the Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF).

The GSF provides grants to Victoria’s 10 outer suburban councils for projects such as parks, playgrounds, sporting facilities and community centres.

To date, $100 million from the GSF has been spent on assisting Melbourne’s interface councils, with 76 projects either completed or underway.

Councils are now invited to apply to share in $50 million under the next round.

The 10 councils eligible for GSF funding are Cardinia, Mornington Peninsula, Mitchell, Nillumbik, and Yarra Ranges Shires and the Cities of Casey, Hume, Melton, Wyndham and Whittlesea.

Councils have until 10 August to submit their funding applications for projects that will help them deliver for their booming communities.

For more details on the Growing Suburbs Fund, visit

Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins

“We’re ensuring growing suburbs in outer Melbourne don’t get left behind by helping councils deliver important projects for their communities.”

“There are now 76 projects either completed or underway, and I look forward to seeing the outcomes from the next round of funding.”

“I encourage councils to apply, so their local communities get the facilities they need and deserve.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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