MAJOR UPGRADES FOR CASEY COMMUNITY CENTRE

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver major upgrades for three well-loved community facilities in Casey through its Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF).

Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera today announced $3.2 million for redevelopment and upgrade works to the Hunt Club Family and Community Centre, Lawson Poole Recreation Reserve Pavilion Redevelopment and Marriott Waters Family and Community Centre Redevelopment.

The $2.1 million Hunt Club Family and Community Centre project is supported by $1 million from the GSF and will deliver a new kindergarten room, extended existing kindergarten room and redeveloped community space and Maternal and Child Health area.

A $1.6 GSF grant will support the overall development of the Lawson Poole Recreation Reserve Pavilion, which includes replacing the previous, ageing facility with a multi-use pavilion, catering for AFL, cricket and soccer.

Works include six change rooms with unisex amenities, multipurpose community space, office, storerooms, commercial kitchen, security system, undercover canopies, an expanded carpark, landscaping and paths.

A $590,000 GSF grant will contribute to the $1.18 million Marriott Waters Family and Community Centre Redevelopment, which will significantly expand the footprint of the facility and increase its capacity to deliver children’s and family services.

Works include a large community meeting room with kitchen and courtyard, indoor/outdoor storage, an additional flexible consulting suite and public art and internet café Wi-Fi to enhance the foyer space.

Funding is part of the 2017-19 GSF round, which is supporting seven projects across the City of Casey through a total of $7.7 million.

The GSF aims to improve the amenity, liveability and resilience of communities in Victoria’s 10 interface councils on Melbourne’s fringe.

The 2017-19 round will deliver $48.1 million for 40 projects across outer Melbourne.

Quote attributable to Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera

“We know how special these three centres are to the Cranbourne community – that’s why we’re making sure they get the support they need to stay up to date and ready for the future. We’re getting on with it.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz

“These grants are another example of where we are delivering much needed community infrastructure to Melbourne’s outer suburbs.”