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The Lalor shopping strip will be revitalised through delivery of safer shopping areas, more pleasant gathering places, and a range of traffic calming measures.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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The Coburg Library Accessibility Upgrade will improve both the access and the flexibility of the Coburg Makerspace, so it can be used widely by the community.

Program: Living Libraries Infrastructure Program

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The Kirwan Park upgrade has provided new playground equipment and park furniture, landscaping, and safety and perimeter fencing.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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As well as upgrades to two existing pavilions, this project will build another modular pavilion for Sunbury residents with social rooms, change rooms and better field lighting.

Program: Local Sports Grants

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The streetscape upgrade at Melba Avenue, Sunbury, includes improved street furniture, footpaths and bin surrounds, amid new seating and planting.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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The new community hub at Seabrook Reserve will give local groups and sports clubs the recreational facilities they need.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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This streetscape upgrade delivers new footpaths and extensive tree planting.

Program: Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund

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New memories will be made at Redleap Recreation Reserve with the installation of an all-ages play space and upgraded picnic areas ready to welcome families in mid-2022.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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Giving local young people a focal point for social interaction and physical activity, the new youth space at Norris Bank Reserve in Bundoora will be a multi-function facility for meeting and socialising with friends.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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The Mernda Adventure Park gains a public amenity facility, including baby change facilities, a slimline water tank and Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant access paths.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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The Civic Plaza Activation will create a better place for work, meetings, recreation and outdoor dining with additional shading, tree planters, greenery and outdoor café furniture.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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These exciting developments to the Thomastown streetscape include pedestrian crossings, paving, seats, bike racks and bins, as well as a public space at the war memorial site.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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A modern playing surface will improve safety and enjoyment at the Diamond Creek netball courts.

Program: Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program

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Designed to integrate with local active spaces, sporting fields and schools, this centre will accommodate a variety of community services and programs.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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Upgrading Coopers Hill Drive Reserve will deliver new play space equipment and furniture as well as shelter and path and landscape improvements.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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Coburg City Oval Pavilion Redevelopment

A sensitive upgrade of the historically significant pavilion will deliver a modern multi-function sports centre supporting a greater range of sports and recreation.

Program: Community Sports Infrastructure Fund

The Rochdale Square streetscape will get a lift with new public furniture, fresh landscaping, playground upgrades and better community gathering spaces.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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Delivering day respite and support for vulnerable older residents, the new Mernda Social Support Services Facility will deliver activity rooms, learning spaces, a kitchen, and an outdoor activity area.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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Mill Park Basketball Stadium is receiving a much-needed refurbishment, including female-friendly and accessible amenities.

Program: Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program

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Mill Park Leisure Centre Redevelopment

This project includes new and redeveloped aquatic and dry area spaces at the Mill Park Leisure Centre.

Program: Community Sports Infrastructure Fund

Community use will be boosted through the Hurstbridge Community Multi-Use Facility Upgrade which includes social rooms and accessible, female-friendly change rooms.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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The redevelopment of the Craigieburn Leisure Centre includes three new multi-sports courts and improved amenities.

Program: Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program

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Northcote Aquatic and Recreation Centre Upgrade

The Northcote Aquatic and Recreation Centre upgrade delivers 50-metre and 25-metre pools, a splash park, a learn-to-swim pool, wellness rooms and change rooms, with a 6 Star Green Star rating.

Program: Community Sports Infrastructure Loans Scheme

Nature, culture and fitness will make a powerful combination on the 2.5 km Mount Holden loop, where signage teaches people about the significance of the site and its traditional Wurundjeri owners.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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Rugby League State and Community Centre

This project will provide training and event space for the Melbourne Storm and future rugby stars by delivering three playing fields with lighting and a pavilion with change rooms and medical facilities.

The upgrade to the skate, scooter and BMX elements at the Skate Park at DS Aitken Reserve will allow the park to better cater for all ages and skill levels.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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Signs designed with local youth groups contain wellbeing messages to support people recovering from the pandemic for the Broadmeadows Revitalisation Wayfinding Project.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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A series of park improvements across Moreland will increase recreation with outdoor fitness equipment, circuit paths, drinking fountains and picnic tables.

Program: Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program

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The Mill Park Library Public Surrounds Upgrade delivers improvements such as an outdoor learning area with sheltered seating, landscaping, food garden beds and a nature play area.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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This project delivers amenities such as a roof with specialty lighting for cultural events, and a trail with LED lighting linking the Diamond Creek Trail with the Ben Frilay Pavilion.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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As well as more trees, landscaping and street furniture, the Meadowlink Western Entrance project on Railway Crescent will provide better access to Broadmeadows station for walkers and cyclists.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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Adding gardens, seating and an outdoor dining space to the Emu Parade shops will revive the strip and encourage shoppers to linger.

Program: Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund

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Focused on wellbeing and sports participation among Aboriginal and Torres Strait women and girls, the female-friendly centre in Thornbury will accommodate AFLW and netball.

Program: Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program; Aboriginal Community Infrastructure Program

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A refurbished waiting area at Broadmeadows Station will include signage, lighting and updated passenger information displays to improve the local travel experience.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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Reducing their carbon footprint, Eltham Leisure Centre will install rooftop solar systems to power change rooms, toilets and showers, and the reception area.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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The latest redevelopment at Olympic Park includes new soccer and cricket pitches, practice nets, a multi-use court, and a pavilion, and refurbishes the Aboriginal gathering place, Barrbunin Beek.

Program: Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program

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Stage 2 of the Arden Street redevelopment includes new AFLW training and match-day facilities to allow for new community programs and events. Program: Visitor Economy Recovery and Reform Plan.

Program: Visitor Economy Recovery and Reform Plan

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An online jobs pathway means greater and more open access to jobs networks, resources, events, work experience and professional development.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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While all levels of skaters will enjoy the skate park, others will be drawn to the ball courts, climbing wall and social spaces in what’s sure to become a popular youth hub.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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This Essendon Football Club development will create four AFLW and community change rooms, a function centre and a community education hub.

Program: Building Works Package

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Lighting upgrades at the Diamond Creek Netball Courts and four other sports reserves in Nillumbik will encourage greater participation and accessibility.

Program: Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program

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Upgrading the Carrington Children's Centre Outdoor Learning and Playspace will make it inclusive for children with autism spectrum disorder.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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The Kelynack Recreation Reserve redevelopment includes a host of new features including climbing equipment, a nature trail, outdoor fitness equipment and sheltered picnic tables.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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This project delivered upgrades, including a safer pedestrian crossing and new footpaths to improve the pedestrian connection with Reservoir Activity Centre.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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The new Home of the Matildas will provide a Victorian launching pad for the 2023 FIFA World Cup team, while the adjacent State Rugby Union Centre of Excellence will host elite pathway programs.

Program: Visitor Economy Recovery and Reform Plan

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Three sports grounds in Darebin will receive lighting upgrades to improve participation and access for local sports clubs and the community.

Program: Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program

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Three sports grounds in Darebin will receive lighting upgrades to improve participation and access for local sports clubs and the community.

Program: Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program

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Sport Field Lighting at J.E. Moore Reserve; I.W. Dole Reserve; J.C. Donath Reserve Ground 6 and 8, J.C. Donath Reserve Ground 6 and 8

Three sports grounds in Darebin will receive lighting upgrades to improve participation and access for local sports clubs and the community.

Program: Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program

Lighting upgrades at Diamond Hills Reserve and four other sports reserves in Nillumbik will encourage greater participation and accessibility.

Program: Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program

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Lighting upgrades at Hurstbridge High Oval and four other sports reserves in Nillumbik will encourage greater participation and accessibility.

Program: Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program

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Lighting upgrades at Bridge Street Oval and four other sports reserves in Nillumbik will encourage greater participation and accessibility.

Program: Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program

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Lighting upgrades at Eltham Lower Park and four other sports reserves in Nillumbik will encourage greater participation and accessibility.

Program: Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program

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The project will deliver a suite of streetscape improvements across Darebin to revitalise three retail activity centres: Oakhill Village, Thornbury Shopping Strip and Miller on Gilbert.

Program: Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund

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Broadmeadows Revitalisation - Broadmeadows Town Park Activation

Social gatherings at Town Park will be enhanced by the delivery of a high-amenity, central location for local artists and cultural groups to stage performances, and improved landscaping and seating.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

The project will deliver a suite of streetscape improvements across Darebin to revitalise three retail activity centres: Oakhill Village, Thornbury Shopping Strip and Miller on Gilbert.

Program: Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund

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The project will deliver a suite of streetscape improvements across Darebin to revitalise three retail activity centres: Oakhill Village, Thornbury Shopping Strip and Miller on Gilbert.

Program: Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund

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Five local services providers join with Hume City Council in a research project on better ways to boost training and jobs in the migrant community.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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With both cosmetic and structural improvements to Dimboola Road, this project will improve the look and access through the gateway to Broadmeadows.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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The new activities space will give Banksia Gardens residents a communal garden, bike repair shop, a better playground and a chance to relax with a coffee.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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Working with local police and agencies, this project aims to reduce anti-social behavior and address poor perceptions of safety in Reservoir.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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In the Edwardes and Olive Street precinct, a host of streetscape improvements will be made, including crossings, public art, lighting and footpaths.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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Revitalising the central shopping precinct of Reservoir, this greening project will improve the look and atmosphere for residents and visitors.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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Working with local police and agencies, this project aims to reduce anti-social behavior and address poor perceptions of safety in Reservoir.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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Working with local police and agencies, this project aims to reduce anti-social behavior and address poor perceptions of safety in Reservoir.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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In the Edwardes and Olive Street precinct, a host of streetscape improvements will be made, including crossings, public art, lighting and footpaths.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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This project will provide local businesses with grants to help them purchase furniture, displays, blinds or other items to brighten their shopfronts and enhance local amenity.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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Revitalising the look of High Street and Broadway, this streetscape project will add new urban furniture, bike hoops, more trees and a sense of arrival in this busy precinct.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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Working with local police and agencies, this project aims to reduce anti-social behavior and address poor perceptions of safety in Reservoir.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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Improving transport connections through the community, these new bike lanes will create a safer and more active Reservoir.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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Revitalising the look of High Street and Broadway, this streetscape project will add new urban furniture, bike hoops, more trees and a sense of arrival in this busy precinct.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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Focused on the diverse young people of Reservoir, the project aims to develop youth leadership and entrepreneurial skills with coaching, mentorship and support.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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Improving transport connections through the community, these new bike lanes will create a safer and more active Reservoir.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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Improving transport connections through the community, these new bike lanes will create a safer and more active Reservoir.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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This project delivered upgrades, including a safer pedestrian crossing and new footpaths to improve the pedestrian connection with Reservoir Activity Centre.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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A program of events and activities celebrating Reservoir’s cultural diversity will be delivered along Edwardes Street and Broadway to increase visitor numbers and highlight local businesses.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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In Railway Parade, infrastructure upgrades will encourage more people to walk or cycle, while the creation of multiple parklets will provide outdoor space for cafes and restaurants.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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In Gaffney Street, infrastructure upgrades will encourage more people to walk or cycle, while the creation of multiple parklets will provide outdoor space for cafes and restaurants.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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This statewide project to eliminate black spots in the mobile network recognises the importance of mobile communication to lives, families and businesses around Eden Park.

Program: Victorian Mobile Project

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This project has better connected passengers on the state's five busiest regional lines with 35 new mobile base stations and on-train boosters to improve mobile coverage.

Program: Regional Rail Connectivity Project

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Delivering an extension to the training cafe at the Reservoir Neighbourhood House to further support community training activities, increase opening hours to include weekends, and allow the cafe to operate safely.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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Hume Community Cricket Club

A new six-net indoor cricket training centre and pavilion with female-friendly changing rooms will offer fantastic training and development opportunities for cricketers in Hume.

Program: Community Cricket Program

The $550 million Connecting Victoria program will deliver broadband upgrades for residents and businesses in around 120 locations across Victoria over the next two years.

Program: Connecting Victoria

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The $550 million Connecting Victoria program will deliver broadband upgrades for residents and businesses in around 120 locations across Victoria over the next two years.

Program: Connecting Victoria

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The $550 million Connecting Victoria program will deliver broadband upgrades for residents and businesses in around 120 locations across Victoria over the next two years.

Program: Connecting Victoria

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The $550 million Connecting Victoria program will deliver broadband upgrades for residents and businesses in around 120 locations across Victoria over the next two years.

Program: Connecting Victoria

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Works include upgrading pathways and landscaping. New furniture and playground equipment is being installed.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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Rosanna Library will double in size. The new facility will include an expanded children’s area, new coworking and study spaces, community meeting rooms, reading areas and more.

Program: Living Libraries Infrastructure Program

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The first community centre in Donnybrook will include kindergarten rooms, maternal and child health consultation suites, a kitchen, community hall and lounge with library collection.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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The playspace upgrade includes a basketball half court, park seating, new connecting pathways, fitness exercise area, ninja course and landscaping.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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The precinct is being updated with new lighting, street furniture and landscaping. The will also be better paths and crossings across Fawkner Street for locals.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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A new multipurpose community facility for Westmeadows will include meeting space, consulting suites and office areas.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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The library centre will be expanded and renewed to increase floorspace. This will accommodate more programs and services.

Program: Living Libraries Infrastructure Program

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Design and construction of a brand-new Men's Shed will help improve social interaction and mental health for senior members in and around Hurstbridge. It will include a kitchen, outdoor space, storage areas and carpark.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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The streetscape is being reconstructed with new pavements, public furniture and landscaping, and improved spaces to gather and socialise.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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Design and construction of a new preschool to replace temporary buildings. It will have spaces to accommodate more programs and services, as well as consulting and staff rooms.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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The first stage of the redevelopment will deliver a range of community services including a new scooter track, covered picnic and BBQ area, children's playground equipment and paths.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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A community-driven project to restore trees and animal habitats lost to a bushfire in December 2019. More than 300 trees and 10,000 shrubs are being planted.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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This new hub will offer the Donnybrook community kindergarten and maternal and child health services, as well as a community kitchen, a lounge with a small library collection and community hall.

Program: Living Libraries Infrastructure Program

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An accessible bridge will be built over Edgars Creek in Lalor, connecting Huskisson Reserve to Edgars Road. New connecting pathways and landscaping work will also be carried out.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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Major upgrades to the ventilation, heating and cooling systems in the centre will improve comfort levels for visitors.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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Area overview

We acknowledge and recognise the Traditional Owners of the land within the regional area, being the Wurundjeri People.

The Northern Metropolitan region stretches from the inner city suburbs of Brunswick, Northcote, Alphington and Ivanhoe, to Craigieburn and Sunbury, and the Kinglake National Park, including the rural and interface communities of Whittlesea and St Andrews.

The region features Melbourne’s major airport, arts and cultural precincts, the Latrobe National Employment and Innovation Cluster, and new growth areas on the city's northern fringe.

Northern Metropolitan has a growing, diverse and skilled population, and the capacity to support highly skilled, knowledge-intensive sectors, including innovation in food production and advanced manufacturing.

There are major industrial areas along the Hume Highway, and in Thomastown and Campbellfield.

Opportunities

Northern Metropolitan communities and the Northern Metropolitan Partnership have identified a need for:

  • investment to diversify and grow the local economy
  • investment to help young people train to become work ready, and to connect them with employers and mentors.

Northern Metropolitan Latest News

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Aboriginal Women and Girls Sport and Wellness Centre is an Australian first

Published: 8 Mar 2022

Australia’s first Aboriginal Women and Girls Sport and Wellness Centre marks a thrilling new chapter for Fitzroy Stars like footballer Brigitte Linares.

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Kicking off the birth of the women’s Bombers in style

Published: 7 Dec 2021

Passionate Essendon footy fans will soon be able to cheer on their very own women’s team in 2023, with one of the best facilities in the league to call home.

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New Mill Park Leisure Centre gets kids back in the pool

Published: 24 Nov 2021

Major redevelopment including new and redeveloped aquatic and dry area spaces to create a state-of-the-art aquatic, recreation and wellbeing hub.

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State-of-the-art facilities to provide a community hub for Diggers Rest

Published: 23 Nov 2021

Vital upgrades at Diggers Rest Recreation Reserve will make the multi-sport complex an ideal meeting place for the entire Diggers Rest community.

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