Fund to help growing suburbs flourish

 A much-needed community hub and a new major sporting facility are among $5.78 million in projects to receive 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.

“We are so pleased that important projects such as the Cloverton South Community Hub, which will be home to preschool and maternal and child health services, can now be delivered for our community,” Cr Porter said.

“The total of $5.78 million in funding will also help us deliver a new major playspace and construct and upgrade sporting and community facilities across Hume City. “This is fantastic news for all residents, particularly for the growing number of young families in our City’s growing suburbs.

“We thank the Victorian Government, particularly the Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz, for recognising the support our community needs.

“We also thank Local Members across the suburbs funded - Member for Yuroke Ros Spence MP and Member for Sunbury Josh Bull MP for their efforts, which have ensured Hume receives the funding it deserves.”

The successful projects to be funded this year by the Growing Suburbs Fund in Hume City are:

  • Cloverton South Community Hub: $2.66 million will go towards the development of a hub in Cloverton South that will be home to preschool services and a space for community use.
  • Craigieburn Softball Centre: $1.5 million will go towards the construction of a pavilion as part of the centre, which will support recreation activities to improve the health and wellbeing of the community.
  • Galaxyland Playspace Redevelopment: $500,000 will go towards the redevelopment of Sunbury’s Galaxyland Playspace.
  • Hume Tennis and Community Centre Playspace: $450,000 will go towards a new playspace for the community at the Hume Tennis and Community Centre
  • 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.
  • Bulla Tennis Club pavilion: $300,000 will go towards construction of a new modular pavilion at the tennis club.

 Last year, Hume received $4.07 million toward the delivery of two projects under the State Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.


Posted on 11:00 AM, 5 October 2018

Updated : 11:23 AM, 5 October 2018

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