Funds make projects possible

Published on 22 November 2016

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Council was delighted to accept $2.1 million from the Growing Suburbs fund last week. 

Nillumbik Shire Mayor, Councillor Peter Clarke said the Growing Suburbs Fund is a great example of how local government can work with State Government to deliver new local infrastructure and, in turn, help build the capacity of our local communities.

“Access to this fund enables the Shire to fast track projects and continues to make a big difference in the day-to-day lives of outer suburban families. This collaborative partnership must continue to help provide the much needed infrastructure and facilities our residents deserve and it will help us in our aspiration to become Australia’s most liveable Shire.” 

The Precinct Open Space redevelopment at Civic Drive, Greensborough, was given $950,000 from the Fund. This means that, along with Council’s contribution of  $335,000, new paths and trails, fitness stations, playground equipment, barbeques with be built. The funds will also include the redevelopment of the amphitheatre to become a mixed use space. 

The upgrade at Research Park Pavilion has had contributions to make it possible from many different sources. They are the Growing Suburbs Fund $650,000, Council’s contribution of $150,000, a pre-election commitment of $200,000, Sport and Recreation Victoria Fund $100,000 (application under consideration), and the Club’s contribution of $160,000. 

The upgrade will mean that the accessibility to the building will be improved, the toilets will be upgraded and there will be new change rooms, bathrooms and storage spaces. 

Edendale Community Environment Farm received $500,000 from the Fund and, along with $300,000 commitment from Council, this will result in the creation of a permanent kiosk, nursery point of sale and retail area, provision of additional public toilets, the development of a children’s sensory garden, further improved access to the site, upgraded teaching facilities and nursery infrastructure.