PROTECTING LIVES AND PROPERTY IN CLYDE NORTH

The Andrews Labor Government will build a new fire station at Clyde North to improve incident response times and keep the community safe.

Clyde North will benefit from the $3 million land purchase for the new station – to enable better fire protection, suppression and education in the area and to protect the lives and property of the rapidly increasing population in Clyde North and the City of Casey.

Minister for Suburban Development, Lily D’Ambrosio today announced a number of new infrastructure projects to be funded from the Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution Fund at an event in Clyde North.

A further four critical infrastructure projects, totalling an investment of more than $8 million were announced including:

  • A $1 million upgrade for the Pakenham Railway Station bus interchange and pedestrian access
  • A $3 million land purchase for the future Cranbourne East Railway Station
  • $2.5 million for three relocatable kindergartens in Hume
  • $1.75 million for two relocatable kindergartens in Wyndham.

These critical infrastructure projects add to significant investment from the Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution Fund, which has now committed $165 million to deliver new and improved services and infrastructure across Melbourne’s growth areas.

The fund is a one-off contribution payable by landowners developing land that has been zoned for urban use and development in the local government areas of Cardinia, Casey, Hume, Melton, Mitchell and Wyndham.

The funding supports Melbourne’s growing communities by contributing to state and regionally significant infrastructure, including ambulance sites, parks, schools and public transport.

For more information on the Growth Areas Infrastructure Contributions fund go to: https://www.suburbandevelopment.vic.gov.au/partnerships/growth-areas-infrastructure-contribution-fund

Quotes attributable to Minister for Suburban Development Lily D’Ambrosio

“We’re getting on with planning and delivering critical infrastructure for the future needs of Victorians, so families in growing areas have the services they need.”

“These critical infrastructure projects will ensure that Melbourne’s growth areas remain liveable and accessible for years to come.”

Quote attributable to Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera

“This new Fire Station will improve response times to emergency incidents in the suburb of Clyde North and surrounding Brigade Area, ensuring better fire protection, suppression and education for residents.”

“Funding to purchase land for the construction of a Railway Station in Cranbourne East is exactly what the Doctor ordered! We’re getting on with it!”