The City of Whittlesea has welcomed the news that the Victorian Government will invest an additional $50 million into the Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF).
Since the inception of the GSF in 2015, the fund has provided $19.1 million for 16 projects in the City of Whittlesea including redevelopment of Mill Park Leisure, Main Street Reserve Pavilion in Thomastown and an all abilities play space in Mill Park.
The commitment from the Government to inject an additional $50 million into the GSF will help the City of Whittlesea to meet the challenges of a fast growing population and demand for more community places and spaces.
Mayor Kris Pavlidis said Council was pleased to see that the government had taken steps to increase funding for the Growing Suburbs Fund.
“The commitment to the Growing Suburbs fund will allow the City of Whittlesea to continue building urgently needed community infrastructure that will help to deliver the services residents rely upon,” Cr Pavlidis said.
“We are thrilled that the Victorian Government is paying attention to the needs of Victoria’s newest and most vulnerable communities. Additional funding for the GSF will help to enhance the liveability in the City of Whittlesea and ensure residents have access to essential community infrastructure and services,” Cr Pavlidis said.