Putting People First With Community Projects In Hume

Residents in the City of Hume will gain $6.12 million in funding from the Andrews Labor Government to build and improve community projects as population in the area grows.

The funding is part of the $50-million Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF) designed to provide crucial facilities to Melbourne’s fast growing outer suburbs. More of these projects will be announced over the next week.

This is in stark contrast to the Liberals’ thought bubble population plan to move Melburnians to the regions. We are putting our fast growing outer suburbs first, providing them with the projects and facilities they need.

Thirty-four community projects were funded across our growing outer suburbs as part of last year’s GSF which included family and community centres, town centres, parks and reserves and playgrounds.

These projects are based on the needs identified by Councils along with Member Yuroke Ros Spence, Member for Sunbury Josh Bull and Member for Broadmeadows Frank McGuire.

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

  • The Hume Global Learning Centre Sunbury which will receive $3 million towards the delivery of a new Global Learning Centre, to be built on the site of the existing Sunbury Library
  • The Aston Recreation Reserve Development in Craigieburn which will receive $2 million for the construction of a pavilion, playground, cricket practice facilities, ground lighting and landscaping
  • 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

Last year Hume City received $3,600,000 toward the delivery of four projects.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins

“We were elected to put people first, and we’re doing that by giving our fast growing outer suburbs the facilities and local infrastructure they need.”

 “The Liberals ignored their needs for four years. In contrast, we’re supporting these growing communities with parks, playgrounds, sporting facilities and community centres.”

Quote attributable to the Member for Sunbury Josh Bull

“This is a great result for our community. These projects and facilities are the kinds of things we need as our populations grows into the future.”