Craigieburn’s new Aston Recreation Reserve is now open thanks to investment from the Andrews Labor Government to support the community to grow and prosper.

Member for Yuroke Ros Spence today joined community members to officially open the new Aston Recreation Reserve.

The $3.1 million community facility features a pavilion, three soccer pitches, a cricket field, cricket practice facilities, children’s play space, BBQ facilities and more.

The project received $2 million through the Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund and was delivered by Hume City Council.

The Growing Suburbs Fund supports the creation of community connections, enhanced services, and provides greater opportunities at the local level in Melbourne’s rapidly growing interface councils.

Since its creation in 2015-16, the Growing Suburbs Fund has invested more than $19.5 million into the Hume community for 17 projects, which have included sporting pavilions, community hubs, play spaces and more.

More information on the Growing Suburbs Fund is available at

Quotes attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence

“It’s fantastic to see this amazing new facility now open for the people of Craigieburn and surrounds to enjoy, thanks to the support of the Growing Suburbs Fund and Hume City Council.”

 “The Labor Government is supporting fast growing communities like Craigieburn get the sporting facilities, play spaces and community centres they need. New facilities like the Aston Recreation Reserve ensure locals can participate in sport, have fun and stay healthy.”

 Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek

“Whether it’s upgraded kinder rooms, better community spaces or new sporting facilities, we’re getting on with delivering the facilities our growing communities need thanks to the Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.”