Pedestrians and cyclists in Wallan now have a new thoroughfare that connects nearby residential areas to Wallan’s thriving central business district, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green today joined Mitchell Shire Councillors and local residents to officially open the Wallan Neighbourhood Off-Road Connection project.

In addition to the shared footpath and upgraded lighting along Watson and Dudley Streets, the project delivered improved drainage and kerbside improvements, additional street parking bays and landscaping.

This $997,226 project received $670,000 from the Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund, which supports the creation of community connections, enhanced services and provides greater opportunities in local communities.

The project was delivered by Mitchell Shire which contributed $327,226.

Since 2015, the Growing Suburbs Fund has provided over $14.3 million for 17 projects in the Mitchell Shire, including the Wallan East Early Learning Centre ($2.17 million), the Greater Beveridge Community Centre ($2.14 million) and the Wallan Adventure Playground ($950,000).

More information on the Growing Suburbs Fund is available at

Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek

“The Growing Suburbs Fund continues to deliver projects that improve the amenity, liveability and resilience of interface communities such as Wallan”

 Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green

“The Andrews Labor Government is working with Mitchell Shire to ensure that the Wallan community has opportunities to engage and participate in physical activity. Rather than use their cars for short local trips, residents can now choose to walk or cycle on this fantastic shared path.”

“The Growing Suburbs Fund is about providing growing communities like Wallan with the access to the modern services that they need.”

 Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

“Through the Growing Suburbs Fund, we are delivering more opportunities for communities to connect, explore and enjoy their local community”

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