Bannockburn residents will benefit from a $135,250 Brumby Government grant to support a key urban improvement project.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the grant for stage two of the Bruce’s Creek Open Space Corridor.
“Today’s boost will help the Golden Plains Shire Council to complete the construction of the 2.4km shared pedestrian and cycle path along Bruce’s Creek, Bannockburn”, Ms Tierney said.
“The path will provide a connection between residential areas and the commercial/community hub, school and sports precinct.”
“This project will be a fantastic contribution to the liveability of the Bannockburn community.”
Planning Minister Justin Madden said Bannockburn was one of 13 Victorian communities this year to benefit from the Brumby Labor Government’s $13.5 million four year Creating Better Places program.
“The Brumby Labor Government is committed to supporting the development of strong, vibrant communities right across Victoria,” Mr Madden said.
“This program is about assisting Victorian council’s like the Golden Plains Shire and their communities to create well designed public spaces that are accessible and are welcoming.
“The funding announced today will allow the council to move ahead with this important urban improvement project which will have enormous benefits to the Bannockburn community once completed.’’
The program builds on the Brumby Labor Government’s Melbourne 2030 and its planning update Melbourne @ 5 million funding urban improvement projects in metropolitan activity centres and regional cities and towns.