Boosting Local Shopping Strips and Communities

The Victorian Government’s Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund is delivering a boost for the shopping strip on the corner of The Fairway and Somerville Road, Hampton Park as part of the Building Works Program.

The $3 million Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund is providing dozens of local suburban shopping strips with grants to stimulate business activity, support local jobs and improve both public amenity and confidence to accelerate post-coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery.

The Fairway Somerville Road Streetscape Renewal project in the City of Casey is receiving $100,000 to make improvements such as upgrades to footpaths and street lighting, installation of more accessible footpaths, seating, bin enclosures, signage and tree planting. The on-ground works will create local jobs, while supporting local businesses, including retailers, cafes, restaurants and service providers.

The Andrews Government is working in partnership with local government to provide this much needed support to local businesses and the community.

The Victorian Government is supporting businesses through the $534 million Business Support Package. This is in addition to $6 billion in economic relief invested since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

For more information on the State Government’s Business Support Package visit

Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas

“Upgrading and renewal of this local shopping strip will deliver investment to our area and continue to improve accessibility and amenity.”

“The State Government will support local jobs and businesses to the other side of this pandemic through programs like the Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund.”