The latest rounds of the Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF) and the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program (LLIP) are now open – delivering $54.5 million in funding to help bring forward the delivery of new facilities or necessary upgrades to improve liveability and access to vital services.
The GSF makes available $50 million in funding to Melbourne’s 10 rapidly developing interface councils, which include some of the fastest-growing suburbs in the country.
Since its establishment in 2015, the GSF has supported 161 projects, representing a total infrastructure investment of $520 million and creating over 5000 jobs in Melbourne's diverse and fast-growing urban fringe.
This year, the GSF guidelines have also been updated to ensure gender equality is a factor in the selection process, to support projects which build on the Victorian Government’s commitment for gender diversity across all sectors.
There is also an opportunity for ccouncils and regional library corporations to apply for funding to build, redevelop or refurbish libraries as part of the $4.5 million Living Libraries Infrastructure Program.
The LLIP has committed $18 million in funding over the last four years to deliver high quality infrastructure to meet the changing needs of Victorian communities.