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Funding Vital Infrastructure for Outer Melbourne Communities

The Growing Suburbs Fund is a $150 million investment over four years in critical local infrastructure for communities in Melbourne's diverse and fast-growing outer suburbs.

It will bring forward critical community infrastructure priorities, delivering projects that improve the amenity, liveability and resilience of interface communities, support connections, enhance services and provide local jobs.

It will fund local infrastructure such as family and community centres, town centre and civic revitalisation projects, open space and amenity improvements.

The Interface Councils

Melbourne's ten interface councils are Cardinia, Casey, Hume, Melton, Mitchell, Mornington Peninsula, Nillumbik, Whittlesea, Wyndham and Yarra Ranges.

Melbourne's interface councils are diverse and are home to some of the city's most vulnerable communities. They play a critical role in supporting Victoria's population growth and economy, contain productive rural land and are responsible for 90 per cent of Melbourne's Green Wedge areas.

As a group, the interface councils on Melbourne's urban fringe have been experiencing significant population growth over the last two decades, with growth consistently doubling the state's average. This is expected to continue with more than 1 million additional residents living in Melbourne's interface by 2031.

Guidelines

Growing Suburbs Fund Guidelines (PDF, 1.3 MB)
Growing Suburbs Fund Guidelines (accessible version) (DOCX, 50.8 KB)

The Projects

2016-17

  • Burnside Stage 2 Multipurpose Community Centre
  • Caroline Springs Leisure Centre Extension
  • Kenswick Drive Reserve Upgrade
  • Melton Botanic Trail
  • Scout Adventure Activity Centre

2015-16

2016-17

  • Changing Places in Mornington
  • Emil Madsen Reserve Sports Facilities
  • Marshall Street Recreational Reserve
  • Oakridge Recreational Reserve
  • Wallaroo Reserve Rejuvenation Activate Spaces Project
  • Waterfall Gully Preschool Expansion Project

2015-16

2016-17

  • Civic Drive Precinct Community Facilities Development
  • Edendale Community Environment Farm Infrastructure Enhancement Project
  • Research Park Pavilion Redevelopment

2015-16

2016-17

  • Community Facilities Solar Photovoltaic Roll-out
  • Janefield Community Centre Refurbishment
  • Mosaic Recreation Reserve and Community Soccer Facility
  • Oakbank Boulevard Playground and Township Link
  • Painted Hills Recreation Reserve and Community Soccer Centre Development
  • Playground Renewal Program
  • Urban Upgrade Streetscape Portfolio

2015-16

2016-17

  • Mainview Boulevard Reserve Pavilion and Community Space
  • Mossfiel Reserve Integrated Sports and Community Hub
  • Our Green Heart – Wyndham Park Transformation and Redevelopment

2015-16

2016-17

  • Belgrave South Community Sports Pavilion
  • Changing Places - Yarra Glen
  • Kilsyth Centre of Excellence Eastern Ranges Regional Facilities Upgrade
  • Upwey Tecoma Community Recreational and Sporting Hub

2015-16