I rise to update the house on one of the many ways that the Andrews Labor government is supporting growing communities, such as my electorate of Werribee.

The Growing Suburbs Fund is an initiative of the Andrews government and one which has supported many important projects and local community infrastructure for the growing Wyndham community.

Last week I joined the mayor of Wyndham, Cr Peter Maynard, and others from Wyndham City Council to acknowledge the $6.3 million that Wyndham will receive from the latest round of the fund.

In my electorate of Werribee this includes $1.3 million to deliver the Black Forest Road South community centre and $1 million towards the Manor Lakes North family centre. Community centres such as these are important for our diverse and multicultural populace, as they provide inclusive spaces for meeting and gathering.

Additionally, new and innovative family centres are great for the locals.

Funding through the Growing Suburbs Fund will ensure Wyndham remains welcoming, accessible and enjoyable to all.

I acknowledge Wyndham council’s investment in the Black Forest Road South community centre and the Manor Lakes North family centre.

I am proud of our continued collaboration as we continue delivering such fantastic and innovative facilities to our thriving community.

With the latest round the Andrews Labor government has now invested more than $38.8 million to make 25 projects possible across Wyndham through the Growing Suburbs Fund.