Fund helps Hume suburbs thrive

A new recreation reserve in Craigieburn and community facility upgrades are among $3.12 million in projects to receive funding from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.

Hume Mayor Drew Jessop said the funding was in addition to $3 million from the same fund that would go towards the construction of the Hume Global Learning Centre Sunbury.

“Not only has Hume received a significant boost for the development of the Hume Global Learning Centre Sunbury, but we will now also be able to deliver new playgrounds, sporting facilities and community facility upgrades across the City,” Cr Jessop said.

“The total of $6.12 million in funding is just phenomenal news for everyone in Hume, particularly for the increasing number of families in our City.

“We thank the Victorian Government, particularly the Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins for the fund and our local Members of Parliament - Member for Yuroke Ros Spence MP, Member for Sunbury Josh Bull MP and Member for Broadmeadows Frank McGuire MP for their continued advocacy that has ensured the Hume community receives the funding it deserves.”

The successful projects to be funded this year by the Growing Suburbs Fund in the City of Hume are:

  • Craigieburn’s Aston Recreation Reserve Development in Craigieburn which will receive $2 million for the construction of a pavilion to support other works including a playground, cricket practice facilities, ground lighting and landscaping
  • The Hume Global Learning Centre Sunbury which will receive $3 million towards the delivery of a new Global Learning Centre, to be built close to the site of the existing Sunbury Library
  • The Boardman Reserve Upgrade in Sunbury which will receive $490,000 to install a new playground, shelter and seating, upgrade the athletics track, construct new car parking
  • The Community Facility Accessibility Upgrades project which will receive $230,000 to upgrade the accessibility of four community facilities in Bulla, Gladstone Park, Meadow Heights, and Campbellfield
  • The Sunbury Lawn Tennis Club Pavilion which will receive $400,000 to a replace an aging club house with a new facility.

 Last year Hume received $3,600,000 toward the delivery of four projects under the State Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.

Posted on 9:00 AM, 22 November 2016

Updated : 5:25 PM, 22 November 2016

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