Families in Terang will soon have a new place to get together thanks to a $231,493 boost by the Brumby Labor Government
Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney said Victorian Community Support Grant funding was the last step needed to start construction on the $900,000 refurbishment of Community Hub and Grandstand.
“The Brumby Labor Government understands that the community in Terang want accessible and modern spaces to meet and learn,” Ms Tierney said.
“The centre will have a first-rate gym and sports stadium so people can keep fit and active, and it also has multipurpose spaces for community meetings, classes and sharing information.
“Located near the school, aged care facilities and disability support services, the new Terang and District Community Wellbeing Hub will have something for everyone regardless of age.
“I congratulate and thank the members of the Terang Community Building Initiative and other organisations who have worked so hard to make this a reality.”
Community Development Minister Lily D’Ambrosio said the new Hub was another example of what can be achieved when the Government and community work in partnership.
“We are working in partnership in Corangamite Shire Council to invest in strong communities,” she said.
In addition to the Brumby Labor Government grant of $231,493, the Corangamite Shire Council will provide $250,000, the Federal Government will provide $170,000 and almost $250,000 is being provided from community and philanthropic contributions.
“It is wonderful that the community has raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars for this worthwhile project,” Ms D’Ambrosio said.
Since 2004, the Victorian Community Support Grants program has supported 574 projects worth $97 million.
For more information, please visit www.grants.dpcd.vic.gov.au.