WYNDHAM COMMUNITIES BENEFIT FROM $50 MILLION
Wyndham City Council can now apply for funding to fast-track community facility projects, with the opening of the Victorian Government’s 2019-20 Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF).
Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced the opening of the latest funding round, with a further $50 million in grants available for projects that improve amenity, liveability and resilience in the outer suburbs.
The Labor Government is investing $250 million through the GSF into supporting critical community infrastructure in Melbourne’s 10 interface councils, which face future challenges such as population growth and changing demographics.
Tim Pallas MP encouraged Wyndham City Council to apply for grants for the to bring forward the delivery of works to build or improve family and community centres, town centres, parks and reserves and playgrounds.
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.
Tim Pallas MP said the GSF has already contributed to vital projects in the Wyndham City Council such as the Wyndham Park redevelopment.
This year the GSF guidelines have 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.
More information on how to apply at: https://www.localgovernment.vic.gov.au/grants/growing-suburbs-fund
Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek
“The Growing Suburbs Fund brings forward vital projects that will improve the day-to-day lives of outer suburban communities which are in a rapid state of growth and change.”
“We’re is getting on with helping councils deliver better facilities for their communities, and I’m excited to see what innovative projects this latest round of grants can help deliver.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas MP
“It’s great to see the Victorian Government work with local councils to help growing communities such as Wyndham respond and thrive in the face of future challenges.”
“The population in some of Melbourne’s outer suburbs is expanding at unprecedented rates, and the Growing Suburbs Fund ensures current and future generations will have access to the modern facilities they need.”