Work has begun on a new playground and extended parkland in Melton, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney was at the site of the Bridge Road play space today and said the facility would benefit the entire community.
The project will deliver a play space with traditional and nature play elements at the Bridge Road Recreational Reserve.
Ms Tierney said the project will offer a diverse range of play opportunities that facilitate stimulating experiences for children of all ages and abilities. It will also better connect the Bridge Road Children’s and Community Centre, Traffic School and Active Sports Precinct.
Melton is one of Victoria’s fastest growing municipalities, with rapid growth expected to continue into the next 20 years.
The funds for this project are part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $50 million Growing Suburbs Fund, previously known as the Interface Growth Fund, which targets high priority projects in Victoria’s 10 interface councils.
The Growing Suburbs Fund helps the booming outer communities build local facilities such as family and community centres, town centres, parks and reserves and playgrounds.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins
“The Andrews Labor Government is helping councils in our booming outer suburbs invest in important community facilities for local residents, through our $50 million Growing Suburbs Fund.
“This is another example of the fund contributing towards a worthy community
Quotes attributable to Member for Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney:
“Facilities like this are essential for the growing number of young families in the area
and provide a safe and inclusive recreational facility for children.”