Labor Government’s Interface Fund A Boost For Cardinia

Cardinia residents will be the beneficiary of a new $50 million Interface Councils Infrastructure Fund to support councils and communities on the edge of Melbourne.

Minister for Local Government, Natalie Hutchins, today visited Cardinia Shire with Member for Eastern Victoria and Parliamentary Secretary for Treasury and Finance, Daniel Mulino, to discuss how the fund could benefit the community.

Residents in Cardinia will benefit from the Fund, which can be used towards multipurpose facilities, community centres, playgrounds or other spaces needed by the community.

Ms Hutchins said the Fund, part of the 2015-16 Victorian Budget, fulfilled the Andrews Labor Government’s promise to establish a dedicated fund to invest in Melbourne’s outer suburbs.

The Interface Fund – the first of its kind – is to support the suburbs within the ten Interface Councils, which will host the highest proportion of Victoria’s population growth over the coming decades.

The 10 Interface Councils are: Cardinia Shire Council, City of Casey, Hume City Council, Melton City Council, Mitchell Shire Council, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Nillumbik Shire Council, City of Whittlesea, Wyndham City Council and Yarra Ranges Council.

Applications will be called for in the coming months.

Quotes attributable to the Minister for Local Government, Natalie Hutchins

“The Andrews Labor Government understands the unique needs of Interface Councils, and our $50 million Interface Fund aims to ensure that the needs of communities like Cardinia can be met.”

“Councils and communities can use the $50 million Fund for a multi-purpose facility, a community centre, a playground – spaces that local families need.”

Quotes attributable to the Member for Eastern Victoria, Daniel Mulino

“The Andrews Labor Government’s Fund will help ensure that local residents in Cardinia have access to the important community facilities they need, now and into the future.”

 “Our Fund is about investing in the projects that will make a difference in the day-to-day lives of families in Cardinia.”

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