Media Release: Upgraded Community Pavilion For Brookside Recreation Reserve

Work has begun on the $1.5 million redevelopment of the Brookside Recreation Reserve Community Pavilion in Melton.

Member for Kororoit, Marlene Kairouz, representing Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane, today announced the start of construction for the project.

The project received $850,000 from the 2019 – 2020 round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund, which supports community connections, enhanced services and greater opportunities at the local level.

The project will extend and upgrade the community pavilion at Brookside Recreation Reserve to include an expanded social space for 120 people.

A refreshed facade for the pavilion and refurbishment of change rooms with female-friendly facilities will create a welcoming and more inclusive environment for everyone, particularly growing numbers of women and girls in sport. There will also be a new meeting room and expanded kitchen.

The project will be delivered by the Melton City Council, which has contributed $685,000 towards it.

Since 2015, the Growing Suburbs Fund has invested more than $35.4 million for 31 projects in the City of Melton.

The Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF), first announced in the 2015-16 State Budget, is a $325 million investment over six years in critical local infrastructure in Melbourne’s diverse and fast-growing outer suburbs.

More information is available at: https://www.localgovernment.vic.gov.au/grants/growing-suburbs-fund

Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government, Shaun Leane
“The Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund provides crucial community infrastructure and is delivering results for local communities”

“The Growing Suburbs Fund is helping fast growing communities like Melton get the vital community facilities they need so they can continue to thrive as the population increases.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Kororoit, Marlene Kairouz
“It’s great to see the Growing Suburbs Fund delivering projects like the upgraded Brookside Recreation Reserve Community Pavilion, providing vital services to growing communities.”

“The Growing Suburbs Fund supports the creation of community connections, enhanced services, and provides greater opportunities at the local level. It also helps communities thrive and adapt to change.”

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