The Victorian Government is boosting funding for new and improved community facilities across The Mornington Peninsula – creating jobs and supporting local businesses as we rebuild from the coronavirus crisis.

Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett announced that applications opened on the 9th of June for local projects to improve community access to vital services thanks to a major $25 million expansion
of the Growing Suburbs Fund.

The new funding will bring forward new and upgraded facilities including libraries, local parks, playground, community centres and sporting facilities – ensuring local communities have access to the services they need.

The expanded Fund will drive jobs and investment across outer Melbourne and inner regional areas hit hard by restrictions put in place to slow the spread of coronavirus and save lives.

It complements the Victorian $2.7 billion Building Works Package, which includes over $278 million in shovel-ready infrastructure projects across the state to be delivered through councils.

Since its establishment in 2015, the Growing Suburbs Fund has facilitated $665.7 million in local facilities, created more than 6,750 jobs created and supported 193 projects.

Councils are encouraged to apply for the Growing Suburbs Fund at:

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett

“Improving local facilities is vital for communities in new suburbs to help them feel engaged and connected to where they live.”

“I encourage The Mornington Peninsula Council to apply, so their rapidly growing local communities get the facilities they need and deserve.”