INVESTING IN MITCHELL SHIRE’S THRIVING COMMUNITIES

A new-look park for Beveridge is on the way thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.

Local Government Minister Shaun Leane has announced Mitchell Shire Council will receive $4.15 million from the Growing Suburbs Fund, which helps Melbourne’s rapidly developing interface and peri-urban councils deliver high-quality facilities for their communities.

This includes a $750,000 grant that will help transform the Beveridge Recreation Reserve with new fitness equipment, paths, a playground and refurbished tennis and netball courts.

First launched in 2015, the Growing Suburbs Fund has invested $25.2 million to help make 24 projects possible across Mitchell Shire, including the new Wallan Community Hub.

Since its establishment 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 fastest-growing 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.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green

“We know Mitchell Shire is a great place to live, and since 2015 the Growing Suburbs Fund has made it an even better one – these new investments will be great for families, children and everyone in our community.”

“I know the Beveridge Recreation Reserve is set to become a really important part of the Greater Beveridge community and I’m delighted that the Victorian Government has been able to make this upgrade happen.”