Donnybrook residents will enjoy a new community centre thanks to $2.7 million in State Government grants.
Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green announced last week, on behalf of Local Government Minister Shaun Leane, funding for the Patterson Drive Community Centre from the government’s Growing Suburbs Fund and the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program.
Whittlesea City Council will receive $2 million to help construct the first community centre in Donnybrook.
The centre will include three kindergarten rooms, maternal and child health consultation suites, community kitchen and community hall.
The project will also receive $709,500 from the latest round of the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program to include a lounge and multipurpose activity spaces providing a library service and a range of community programs.
The Growing Suburbs Fund has invested more than $39.9 million to help make 41 projects possible across the Whittlesea municipality.
Minister for Local Government, Shaun Leane said the government had invested more than $42.6 million into 109 Living Libraries projects.
“We’re making huge investments in libraries and community facilities across the state through the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program and the Growing Suburbs Fund – creating local jobs and ensuring Victorians have access to the resources they need in their own backyards,” he said.
Ms Green said it was great to see the government investing in Donnybrook’s first community centre and library.
“The Patterson Drive Community Centre project will be an incredible asset for this growing area,” she said.
“Thanks to this funding, Donnybrook families, children and community members will be able to access the services they need, close to where they live.”
For more information on this year’s successful applications visit www.localgovernment.vic.gov.au/grants.
To find out more about the projects helping communities and businesses, visit www.delivering.vic.gov.au.