Wyndham Wins Under Labor Government

Families in Wyndham will be the beneficiary of a new $50 million Interface Councils Infrastructure Fund to support councils and communities on the edge of Melbourne.

Minister for Local Government, Natalie Hutchins, today visited Wyndham with Member for Western Metropolitan, Cesar Melhem, to discuss how the fund could benefit the community.

Residents in Wyndham will benefit from the Fund, which can be used towards multipurpose facilities, community centres, playgrounds or other spaces needed by the community.

Ms Hutchins said the Fund, part of the 2015-16 Victorian Budget, fulfilled the Andrews Labor Government’s promise to establish a dedicated fund to invest in Melbourne’s outer suburbs.

The Interface Fund – the first of its kind – is to support the suburbs within the ten Interface councils, which will host the highest proportion of Victoria’s population growth over the coming decades.

The 10 Interface Councils are: Cardinia Shire Council, City of Casey, Hume City Council, Melton City Council, Mitchell Shire Council, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Nillumbik Shire Council, City of Whittlesea, Wyndham City Council and Yarra Ranges Council.

Applications will be called for in the coming months.

Quotes attributable to the Minister for Local Government, Natalie Hutchins

“Wyndham is a rapidly growing area with rapidly growing needs. The Andrews Labor Government’s $50 million Interface Fund will help ensure that the needs of local residents in Wyndham are being met.”

“Councils and communities can use the $50 million Fund for a multi-purpose facility, a community centre, a playground – spaces that local families need.”

Quotes attributable to the Member for Western Metropolitan, Cesar Melhem

“The Andrews Labor Government’s Interface Fund is about ensuring communities like Wyndham have the facilities they need, both now and into the future.”

“From speaking to local residents, I know just how much of a difference these projects will make in the day-to-day lives of those living in Wyndham.”

Media Contact: Susan Crebbin 0400 424 898 | susan.crebbin@minstaff.vic.gov.au

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