Adjournment: Growing Suburbs Fund
Ros SPENCE (Yuroke) (19:11:18) — (15 015) My adjournment matter is for the attention of the Minister for Local Government, and the action I seek is for the minister to provide an update on the delivery of the three terrific local projects announced in the Yuroke electorate as part of the latest round of the Andrews Labor government’s Growing Suburbs Fund. Yuroke residents have strongly welcomed the announcement of $4.6 million to help deliver Craigieburn’s first‑ever softball centre, a huge new community hub in Kalkallo, and a play space upgrade at the Hume Tennis and Community Centre.
These build on other projects that are well underway or have already been delivered in the Yuroke electorate, thanks to this great initiative, including the Craigieburn Park Inclusive Playspace, the Annadale Interim Community Centre, the Aston Recreation Reserve development and the Arena pavilion. A big thankyou to the minister for all these great investments. I am sure Yuroke residents would appreciate any information that can be provided on the next steps delivering these projects.
I would like to thank the Member for Yuroke for her question regarding the delivery of the three terrific local projects announced in her electorate as part of the latest round of the government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.
The Victorian Government is making a significant investment of $200 million through the Growing Suburbs Fund towards meeting the critical infrastructure needs of communities in Melbourne’s diverse and fast-growing interface local government areas. This fund has brought forward many community infrastructure priorities, delivering projects that improve the amenity, liveability and resilience of interface communities, whilst supporting connections, enhancing services and providing local jobs.
The recent announcements will provide funding for Craigieburn’s first-ever softball centre, a huge new community hub in Kalkallo and a play space upgrade at the Hume Tennis and Community Centre. My Department is working with Hume City Council to ensure that these important projects are delivered on time and within budget.
Hume City Council has now received a total of $19.6 million under the Growing Suburbs Fund.
I would like to acknowledge the strong partnership between state and local government to ensure the best possible outcomes for communities living in Melbourne’s outer suburbs.
I look forward to continuing to work closely with local members and councils to deliver these projects for interface communities
Hon Marlene Kairouz MP
Minister for Local Government