State Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green today turned the sod at the site of an exciting new development in Doreen.

Construction of The Painted Hills Recreation Reserve and Community Soccer Centre Redevelopment is now underway, thanks to a $3.3 million grant from the Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF).

The $7.4 million Painted Hills Recreation Reserve opposite Hazel Glen College will be a soccer hub and a place for the community to get active outdoors.

The Labor Government has worked in partnership with the City of Whittlesea – who also contributed $4. 1 million – to bring these local projects to life.

The GSF is a four-year $200 million Labor Government initiative which provides much-needed local infrastructure for communities in Melbourne’s most diverse and fastest growing outer suburbs like Doreen.

Projects in Whittlesea have received more than $19 million from the GSF, including the Painted Hills Recreation Reserve and Community Soccer Centre Redevelopment, the Mill Park Leisure Centre Redevelopment, the Regional All Abilities Playspace, and the Thomastown Main Street Community Pavilion Redevelopment.

The government has announced a further $50 million for the GSF for the upcoming financial year, as part of its 2018-19 State Budget.

The GSF targets high priority projects that improve the liveability of communities in Victoria’s 10 interface councils on Melbourne’s fringe.

Quotes attributable to Local Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green

“Sport is one way in which communities can come together so we are proud to be funding this new soccer centre.”

“Thanks to our Growing Suburbs Fund, there will be a state of the art hub to stay fit, be active and socialise.”