Upwey and Tecoma residents will soon enjoy new community and sporting facilities, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Member for Monbulk James Merlino today turned the first sod to the mark the start of construction of the Upwey Tecoma Community Recreation and Sporting Hub (UTCRASH).
The new hub will provide a modern and multipurpose space for over 20 local community groups, including 2,500 members and 1,150 school students and staff.
With over 1,100 square metres of multi-purpose community spaces, a commercial kitchen, a gym, canteen, offices and meeting spaces this facility will be of huge value to many people in the community.
The Labor Government is getting on with the job of delivering high quality sport and recreation facilities across the state.
The Government contributed $1.5 million towards the project including a $1 million grant from the Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF) and $500,000 through the $120 million Community Facilities Funding Program.
The Commonwealth Government contributed $500,000 to the project with Bendigo Bank and the UTCRASH community both contributing $250,000.
The Yarra Ranges Shire Council contributed $1.1 million towards the project. Over the last two years the council has received more than $5.56 million from the GSF.
The Government recently announced another $50 million for the Growing Suburbs Fund, allocated over the next two years as part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins
“The Andrews Labor Government is proud to work together with local councils and communities to deliver important multipurpose facilities like this.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Monbulk James Merlino
“We want as many people as possible to be involved in their community and be physically active.”
“This facility will be of tremendous benefit to the local community providing a place for community groups to meet, learn and build strong community ties.”

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