Media Release: Community Hub For Mt Atkinson Gets Support

Families in the rapidly developing new suburb of Mt Atkinson East will soon have access to top quality early childhood and recreation facilities thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.

Local Government Minister Shaun Leane has announced Melton City Council will receive $3.38 million towards the Mt Atkinson East Community Hub and the Mt Atkinson Active open space precinct from the Growing Suburbs Fund, which helps Melbourne’s interface and peri-urban councils deliver much-needed local infrastructure.

When complete, the Hub will offer a range of facilities for the new community, including a Children’s Centre with three and four-year kindergarten, maternal child health services and flexible space for classes and activities.

The Growing Suburbs Fund investment will also help deliver a playground, paths, landscaping and community rooms as part of the pavilion and sports facilities planned for the hub.

In addition, a $352,000 grant will help to upgrade the playground and other facilities at the popular Banchory Green Reserve in Hillside.

First launched in 2015, the Growing Suburbs Fund has now invested more than $35 million towards thirty-one projects in Melton.

Since its establishment in 2015 the Growing Suburbs Fund has facilitated $913.2 million in local infrastructure, created more than 8,880 jobs and supported 253 projects across Melbourne’s fastest-growing areas.

For more information on the Growing Suburbs Fund and other local government grants programs, visit www.localgovernment.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane

“Every Growing Suburbs Fund project we support helps deliver vital facilities, creates jobs and makes a real difference for our fastest-growing communities.”

“It’s really important new communities like Mt Atkinson have the infrastructure to support everyone that lives there, whether that’s ensuring access to high-quality early childhood education, a playground or a sports facility.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Kororoit Marlene Kairouz

“I’m delighted the Victorian Government has continued its support for our thriving community through projects like the Mt Atkinson Community Hub.”

“We know Melton is a great place to live, and since 2015 the Growing Suburbs Fund has made it an even better one – these new investments will be great for families, children and everyone in our community.”

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