Young families and sports fans in Casey will benefit from two new children’s facilities and a new pavilion funded by the Andrews Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.
Local Government Minister Shaun Leane, Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale, Member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams and Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas have announced that the redevelopment of the Strong Drive Children’s Centre, the new Orana Community Place Early Years Facility and the Olive Road Sporting Complex will receive more than $2.35 million from the Growing Suburbs Fund.
This funding will help Casey City Council provide spaces for people in Casey to meet, learn, play, connect and be active.
The new Orana Community Place Early Years Facility will provide families in Clyde North with access to kindergarten and parenting support programs, playgroups and essential community health services such as paediatric, speech and occupational therapy.
The redevelopment of the Strong Drive Children’s Centre will transform this facility to provide access to four year old kindergarten for up to 50 additional children and new spaces for early years and family support programs such as playgroups and maternal and child health.
The major redevelopment of the Olive Road Sporting Complex will deliver a new community pavilion incorporating a multipurpose community room, first aid room and kiosk to support local netballers and other sporting groups.
The Growing Suburbs Fund investment complements the Victorian $2.7 billion Building Works Package, which includes over $278 million in shovel-ready infrastructure projects across the state to be delivered through councils.
Since its establishment in 2015, the Growing Suburbs Fund has invested $275 million in funding 221 community projects. This has created more than 7470 jobs and leveraged more than $755 million in investment.
A full list of the successful projects is available at localgovernment.vic.gov.au/grants/growing-suburbs-fund
Quote attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas
“The Strong Drive Children’s Centre Redevelopment will make a real difference for families with young children – modernising the current facility and creating more places for children to access childcare and kinder programs.”