Hurstbridge locals will have a new Men’s Shed to enjoy, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.

Local Government Minister Shaun Leane has announced Nillumbik Shire Council will receive $3.27 million towards the place making projects from the 2021-22 round of the Fund, which helps Melbourne’s rapidly developing interface and peri-urban councils deliver high-quality facilities for their communities.

The funding includes $364,352 which will be devoted to the Hurstbridge Men’s Shed Project, a brand-new Men’s Shed with kitchen and amenities, break-out space, outdoor area, accessible paths and carparking.

The Growing Suburbs Fund has now invested more than $28.9 million to make 19 projects possible across Nillumbik, including the new playground at Diamond Creek Regional Park and the Hurstbridge Open Space Precinct Plan.

Since its establishment in 2015, the Growing Suburbs Fund has facilitated over $1.07 billion in local infrastructure, created more than 10,200 jobs and supported 299 projects across our fastest-growing areas.

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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.”

“Men’s Sheds are important facilities for communities and this funding ensures Hurstbridge remains a welcoming, accessible and enjoyable place for everyone.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green

“I’m delighted the Andrews Government has continued its support for our thriving community by funding the Diamond Hills Preschool Redevelopment Project and Hurstbridge Men’s Shed.”

“We know Nillumbik is a great place to live, and since 2015 the Growing Suburbs Fund has made it an even better one – this new investment will support many people to build connections in our community.”