The Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF) has invested $250 million in critical infrastructure for ten of Victoria's fastest-growing councils over the last five years.

Since 2015 the GSF has:

  • Funded 193 community infrastructure projects
  • Created more than 6750 jobs
  • Leveraged more than $660 million in investment

Expansion

A new $25 million six-month extension to the Fund was announced by the Victorian Government on 3 June 2020.

The fund is expanding to cover six peri-urban councils that face similar population growth and infrastructure challenges.

The ten eligible interface councils are: Cardinia, Casey, Hume Council, Melton, Mitchell Council, Mornington Peninsula, Nillumbik, Whittlesea, Wyndham and Yarra Ranges.

The six eligible peri-urban councils are: Bass Coast, Baw Baw, Macedon Ranges, Moorabool, Golden Plains and Surf Coast Shire.

Together, the interface and peri urban councils are home to 30.4 per cent of Victoria’s population, or 2.7 million people.

Guidelines for Applicants

The expanded fund will prioritise “shovel-ready” projects that will have immediate economic and social impact.

Guidelines for the 2020-21 Growing Suburbs Fund are here.

Start new application here.

Return to a previously started application here.

There are several different types of projects eligible for the GSF. They can include:

  • Community centres, including health centres and libraries
  • Multi-use sports pavilions and facilities
  • Parks and playgrounds
  • Streetscape upgrades

2019/20 Funding Round - Successful Projects

Cardinia Shire Council

Project Name GSF Funding Amount Total Project Value
My Place Youth Facility Expansion and Relocation Project $3,000,000 $6,080,000
Officer South Integrated Child and Family Centre $1,500,000 $7,784,149
Officer District Park $2,200,000 $5,175,424

Casey City Council

Project Name GSF Funding Amount Total Project Value
Selandra Rise Active Open Space Community Pavilion Development $1,500,000 $9,787,843

Cranbourne North Active Open Space Reserve (Tulliallan estate)

$3,324,658 $10,809,900

Hume City Council

Project Name GSF Funding Amount Total Project Value
Kalkallo North Community Centre $ 2,000,000 $8,750,000
Greenvale Recreation Reserve Playspace $500,000 $850,000
Cloverton Recreation Reserve Pavilion $1,495,000 $2,990,000
Gladstone Park Pavilion Redevelopment $400,000 $750,000
Goonawarra Neighbourhood House Redevelopment $228,600 $258,600

Melton City Council

Project Name GSF Funding Amount Total Project Value
Eynesbury Station Early Learning Centre $1,500,000 $3,400,000
Brookside Community Pavilion $850,000 $1,300,000
Melton Recycling Facility $3,000,000 $7,750,000

Mitchell Shire Council

Project Name GSF Funding Amount Total Project Value
Kilmore Rejuvenation - A Make Over for Sydney Street's Retail Core $2,423,550 $2,583,723
Activation of Broadford Parks and Play-spaces $720,000 $720,000
Taylors Creek Shared Path $1,688,050 $1,786,445

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

Project Name GSF Funding Amount Total Project Value
Somerville Active Recreation Hub $742,500 $1,485,000
Tyabb Kindergarten Upgrade $727,075 $1,454,150
Rye Township Plan $3,250,000 $6,500,000

Nillumbik Shire Council

Project Name GSF Funding Amount Total Project Value
Eltham Sports Multi Use Community Facility $ 1,414,267 $ 1,414,267

Whittlesea City Council

Project Name GSF Funding Amount Total Project Value
Development of Quarry Hills Regional Parkland $2,500,000 $5,000,000
Whittlesea Public Gardens Revitalisation $2,000,000 $4,000,000
Whittlesea Community Skate Park Activation $375,000 $950,000
McLean's Road Kindergarten Upgrade $500,000 $4,500,000
Lalor Streetscape Upgrade $1,500,000 $3,000,000

Wyndham City Council

Project Name GSF Funding Amount Total Project Value
K Road Cliffs Master Plan Implementation Project $1,500,000 $3,042,000
Truganina South East Community Precinct Masterplan Delivery $3,000,000 $26,200,000
Riverdale Multi Purpose Community Centre $2,000,000 $9,138,144

Yarra Ranges Shire Council

Project Name GSF Funding Amount Total Project Value
Monbulk Recreation Reserve Skate and Scooter Park Upgrade $300,000 $600,000
Belgrave Lake Park $600,000 $1,200,000
Mount Evelyn Community Sport and Recreation Pavilion $1,900,000 $5,000,000
Elizabeth Bridge Recreation Reserve Ground Upgrade and Social Recreation Park $700,000 $1,400,000

Further information

For more information on GSF, please contact:  

Sector Investment
Local Government Victoria
(03) 9948 8536
GSF@delwp.vic.gov.au