What's been happening

A modernised Diamond Valley Sport and Fitness Centre can now better support the local community.

Diamond Valley

On Friday 22nd July  2022, Vicki Ward MP Member of Eltham, representing the Hon. Ros Spence MP, Minister for Sport joined, Colin Brooks MP, Member for Bundoora and Danielle Green MP, Member for Yan Yean to officially open the redeveloped Diamond Valley Sport and Fitness Centre.

The $17.5 million redevelopment was supported by $2.67 million from the Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund, $8 million from the Local Sports Grants Initative program and $6.84 million from Nillumbik Shire Council.

This project has redeveloped the existing Diamond Valley Sports and Fitness Centre into a modern, fully accessible facility. The major upgrade included:

- New forecourt and entrance;
- New change facilities and amenities;
- New cafe
- installation of a lift;
- New basketball administration/social space;
- New referee room and additional storage;
- New social space/meeting areas;
- New first aid facilities;

- one new show court which will be multi-lined for competition standard basketball and netball and include provide seating for 500 spectators;
- three new courts which will be multi-lined for competition standard basketball, netball, volleyball and badminton; and
- The existing change rooms and amenities will also be upgraded.

“The Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund provides crucial community infrastructure and is delivering results for local communities. The Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund is helping fast growing communities like Greensborough get the vital community facilities they need so they can continue to thrive as the population increases.”

Melissa Horne - Minister for Local Government

The community of Kalkallo now has its first permanent recreation facility.

Kalkallo RR

Member for Yuroke, Ros Spence represented Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane on Saturday 25th June 2022 to open the Kalkallo Recreation Reserve Pavilion (Cloverton), which is also the new home to growing community sporting teams, the Hume Bombers Football Club and the Donnybrook Cricket Club. The Kalkallo Recreation Reserve Pavilion (previously known as the Cloverton Recreation Reserve Pavilion) has been delivered by Hume City Council in partnership with the Victorian Government and the Stockland Corporation. Hume City Council received a $1,495,000 grant from the 2019-2020 Growing Suburbs Fund allocation with Hume City Council contributing the matching funds. The project, totalling $2,990,000 provides a new multipurpose pavilion and associated works for the growing Kalkallo community and will provide the local community with greater opportunities to participate in sport and recreation and a space to come together.

The project has delivered

  • a large social room,
  • two sets of change rooms including gender inclusive change areas,
  • two umpires’ rooms,
  • a kitchen area,
  • office space and storage rooms
  • landscaping and a viewing area.

“Sport and recreation are so important for wellbeing and I’m proud of the addition of this new facility for the growing community in Kalkallo.”

“We’re committed to supporting fast growing communities like Kalkallo to ensure they have the community facilities they need.”

Shaun Leane - Minister for Local Government

“It’s great to see the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund is delivering projects like the Kalkallo Recreation Reserve Pavilion and providing vital services to growing communities.” 

“This fantastic new sport and recreation facility will make a huge difference to the community by providing greater opportunities for healthy outdoor activities.”

Ros Spence - Member for Yuroke

The new Koomail Tardy Centre has opened its doors in Truganina offering greater services and support to children and young families in the local community and surrounding areas.

Koomail Tardy

On Friday 17th June 2022, Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane joined the Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly to open the brand new Koomail Tardy Community Centre.

This project was supported by $3 million contribution from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund and $1.715 million contribution from the Building Blocks Grants Program.

The Koomail Tardy Community Centre includes a kindergarten, maternal and child health services and specialist children support services, early childhood education and care, playgroups and parent groups.

With Truganina thought to be named after the Tasmanian Aboriginal woman, Truganini, the Community Centre received a name relevant to the Bunurong people, the Traditional Owners of the land the Centre is located on.

The Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation worked with Wyndham City Council to name the Centre – in the Bunurong language, ‘Koomail’ is the grass used for weaving while ‘Tardy’ means ‘sister’.

Part of the Truganina South East Community Precinct Masterplan Delivery, the Koomail Tardy Community Centre is a $24 million project delivered by Wyndham City Council in partnership with the Victorian Government.

“We are investing in communities like Truganina and creating jobs in the process, because all Victorian’s deserve access to facilities and services close to where they live.”

Shaun Leane - Former Minister for Local Government

“Investing in early childhood care and education in Melbourne’s growing suburbs, is supporting parents with services where they are needed most and ensures all Victorian children have access to the best start they deserve.”

Ingrid Stitt - Minister for Early Childhood

“The Koomail Tardy Community Centre is a much needed facility to support children and families in our growing community and ensure people living in Truganina have access to a range of community, health and educational programs.”

Sarah Connolly - Member for Tarneit

Looking to a new era of learning at McLeans Road Kindergarten.

McLeans Road

Sparking imaginations and inspiring friendships, the newly redeveloped McLeans Road Kindergarten in Bundoora was officially opened on the 3rd June 2022 by the Hon Ingrid Stitt MP, Minister for Early Childhood, alongside local MP Colin Brooks and Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson.

The McLean’s Road Kindergarten Upgrade is a $4.134 million project delivered by Whittlesea City Council in partnership with the Victorian Government. This project was supported by a $500,000 contribution from the Victorian Government’s 2019-20 Growing Suburbs Fund, as well as $1m contribution from Victorian School Building Authority’s Building Blocks program. Whittlesea City Council also contributed $2.634 million towards the project.

The project has delivered

  • Two state-of-the-art kindergarten rooms,
  • multi-purpose planning and consulting room
  • an enlarged foyer/community space
  • new bathroom, storage and staff and children’s amenities
  • new outdoor play areas which include new playground equipment and allow for connections from the kindergarten to Norris Bank Reserve where Bush Kinder programmes can be carried out.

“This new upgraded kindergarten provides not only a place for children to learn, play and be creative but importantly it’s also a place where families can feel supported and connected with community.”

Colin Brooks – Member for Bundoora

The Hurstbridge community now has an upgraded Multi-use Pavilion.

Hurstbridge

On Saturday 4th June 2022, Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane joined Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green to open the redeveloped Hurtbridge Multi-use Pavilion.

The $1.77 million redevelopment was supported by $705,000 from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund and $150,000 from Sport and Recreation Victoria.

The upgraded pavilion will support female participation and the health and wellbeing of the local Hurstbridge community.

The project included:

  • Expanded social rooms
  • Two additional female friendly change/multipurpose rooms with amenities
  • Umpires room
  • Accessible amenities
  • Public amenities
  • Full reconstruction of access path from car park to the building for DDA/accessibility compliance (including a DDA-compliant ramp)
  • Accessible paths on both sides of the existing building for access to the change/multipurpose rooms.

“We are delivering facilities that are accessible while supporting the health and wellbeing of everyone in our community.”

Shaun Leane - Former Minister for Local Government

“These projects are vital to community health and getting more women involved in sport – these new facilities will be a game-changer for people to stay active and healthy all year round.”

Ros Spence - Minister for Community Sport

“I’m thrilled these new facilities are now open and look forward to seeing how local sporting clubs benefit and grow including the Greensborough Hockey Club, Hurstbridge Football Netball Club and Hurstbridge Cricket Club.”

Danielle Green - Member for Yan Yean

The suburb Plenty now has a more accessible community pavilion.

Greensborough

On Saturday 4th June  2022, Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane joined Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green to open the redeveloped Greensborough Hockey Multi-purpose Pavilion.

The $2.75 million redevelopment was supported by $2 million from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund and $90,000 from the Greensborough Hockey Club.

The upgraded pavilion will support female participation and create a more accessible and inclusive facility.

Greensborough Hockey Multi-purpose pavilion now includes:

  • 4 unisex change rooms:  2 new unisex change rooms and refurbishment of the two existing change rooms to make them unisex
  • New umpires’ facilities
  • A new accessible change room
  • Reconfigured public amenities to be compliant
  • Expanded kitchen facilities
  • First Aid and storage room
  • New meeting room
  • Accessible ramp from carpark to the building and decking viewing area

“We are delivering facilities that are accessible while supporting the health and wellbeing of everyone in our community.”

Shaun Leane - Former Minister for Local Government

“I’m thrilled these new facilities are now open and look forward to seeing how local sporting clubs benefit and grow including the Greensborough Hockey Club, Hurstbridge Football Netball Club and Hurstbridge Cricket Club.”

Danielle Green - Member for Yan Yean