The Victorian Government will provide $2.7 million for local infrastructure projects in Hume, as part of the Growing Suburbs Fund.

 The successful Hume projects to receive funding include: 

  • Valley Park Community Centre in Westmeadows, which will receive $1 million towards its delivery. The community centre will support local service and program delivery, including maternal and child health, plus playgroups. 
  • Progress Reserve in Coolaroo will receive $650,000 towards Stage 1 of its redevelopment. This stage is the first of three and will deliver new playspaces, a ‘nature play’ area, toilets, a covered picnic and BBQ area, as well as a connected and landscaped path network.
  • Sunbury Park in Sunbury will receive $250,000 towards an upgrade. This upgrade includes new pathways and fencing, a rest area with shelter, BBQ and picnic furniture, a ‘nature play’ area and new trees and planting beds.
  • Forrest Street Playspace in Sunbury will receive $260,000 towards an upgrade. This upgrade will see the inclusion of new shelter, picnic furniture, play space equipment, a ‘nature play’ area, a ‘ninja obstacle course’ and fitness equipment. 
  • Village Green (Rolling Meadows) Playspace in Sunbury will receive $256,000 towards an upgrade. This upgrade includes new play equipment, a ‘nature play’ area, picnic furniture and a treed connecting path to create a walking loop.
  • Westmeadows Shopping Precinct in Westmeadows will receive $189,750 towards an upgrade. This funding will improve the amenity of the precinct by enhancing outdoor dining opportunities, introducing ambient lighting and improved landscaping. 

Hume City Council Mayor, Carly Moore said, “The Growing Suburbs Fund is vital to delivering community infrastructure for a city that is growing as quickly as Hume. 

“An announcement that more than $2.7 million will be delivered for important projects across Hume is very welcomed news.  

“It is a great example of what can be achieved for our community when all levels of government work in partnership to deliver a shared outcome.”

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