Fund to help growing Sunbury flourish

Sunbury’s much-loved regional playspace, Galaxyland, and the Sunbury Town Centre’s laneway connections are set to receive $875,000 funding from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.

Hume Mayor Geoff Porter thanked the Victorian Government, saying the funding would help bring significant projects to life.

“Hume City Council will match the investment from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund dollar for dollar – resulting in $1 million total investment in the Galaxyland playspace and $750,000 to upgrade important laneway connections in Sunbury.

“We thank the Victorian Government, particularly the Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz and Member for Sunbury Josh Bull MP for recognising the support our community needs.

The successful projects to be funded in Sunbury through the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund are:

  • Galaxyland Playspace Redevelopment: $500,000 will go towards the redevelopment of Sunbury’s Galaxyland Playspace.

  • Connecting the Sunbury Town Centre: $375,000 will go towards upgrades of Sunbury laneways that will improve the amenity and accessibility of the Sunbury Town Centre.

Councillor Porter added the community could now also have their say on the latest concept plans for the new-look Galaxyland.

“Students from Sunbury Primary School and Macedon Ranges Specialist School played a vital role in reimagining this treasured community destination.

“When Year 1 to Year 6 students were asked to draw their ideas for the playspace they created imaginative and colourful pictures of flying foxes, giant slides, places to climb, tunnels and swings,” Cr Porter said.

“Those great ideas were used by landscape architects to help develop the concept plans for the new playspace.”

Community engagement will be open between Thursday 27 September and Friday 19 October, with feedback sessions at Galaxyland held on:

  • Tuesday 2 October between 11am and 2pm

  • Saturday 6 October between 11am and 2pm

 For more information or to share your feedback visit Your Say 

Posted on 9:00 AM, 25 September 2018

Updated : 9:25 AM, 25 September 2018

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