The Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF) is a $250 million investment over five years in critical local infrastructure for communities in Melbourne's diverse and fast-growing outer suburbs.

The fund is a contribution towards meeting critical local infrastructure needs for communities in Melbourne’s diverse and fast-growing outer suburbs.

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

View the 2019 Guidelines.

It is positioned to quickly respond to the pressures being experienced by interface communities by bringing forward local infrastructure projects that will make a big difference in the day-to-day lives of outer suburban families.

GSF has already brought forward critical community infrastructure priorities since its introduction in 2015, and delivered projects that improve the amenity, liveability and resilience of interface communities, support connections, enhance services and provide local jobs.

2019/20 Funding Round - Successful Projects

Cardinia Shire Council

Project NameGSF Funding AmountTotal 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 NameGSF Funding AmountTotal 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 NameGSF Funding AmountTotal 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 NameGSF Funding AmountTotal 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 NameGSF Funding AmountTotal 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 NameGSF Funding AmountTotal 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 NameGSF Funding AmountTotal Project Value
Eltham Sports Multi Use Community Facility$ 1,414,267$ 1,414,267

Whittlesea City Council

Project NameGSF Funding AmountTotal 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 NameGSF Funding AmountTotal 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 NameGSF Funding AmountTotal 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

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