NEW ARTS CENTRE FOR WYNDHAM
Two exciting new community facilities are on the way for Wyndham thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.
Local Government Minister Shaun Leane has announced Wyndham City Council will receive $4.5 million towards the projects from the Growing Suburbs Fund, which helps Melbourne’s rapidly developing interface and peri-urban councils deliver high-quality facilities for their communities.
$3 million will help to transform the current Wyndham Cultural Centre into a hub for creativity and relaunch it as the Wyndham Arts Centre, including a refurbished 497-seat auditorium, a 200-seat black box theatre and a new gallery space.
A $1.5 million grant will support the new skate park and other new facilities for young people at the Lawrie Emmins Reserve, including a bouldering area and climbing wall, outdoor basketball courts, exercise equipment, shelters and barbecues.
First launched in 2015, the Growing Suburbs Fund has invested $32 million into twenty-two projects in Wyndham, including the new Street Surfer bus and the Wunggurrwil Dhurrung Centre.
Since its establishment in 2015, the Growing Suburbs Fund has facilitated $913.2 million in local infrastructure, created more than 8,880 jobs and supported 253 projects across Melbourne’s fastestgrowing areas.
For more information on the Growing Suburbs Fund and other local government grants programs, visit www.localgovernment.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane
“Every Growing Suburbs Fund project we support helps deliver vital facilities, creates jobs and makes a real difference for our fastest-growing communities.”
“The two Wyndham projects are great examples of the range of facilities the Growing Suburbs Fund can make possible – a major new space for the arts in the west of Melbourne, and great facilities for young people to enjoy.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas
“I’m delighted the Victorian Government has continued its support for our thriving community with these significant investments – the arts centre is a really exciting project to take place in Werribee.”
“We know Wyndham is a great place to live, and since 2015 the Growing Suburbs Fund has made it an even better one – this new round of investments will be great for families, children and everyone in our community