Work has begun to revitalise community and cultural facilities at the Montrose Town Centre thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Monbulk James Merlino officially marked the beginning of the works at the centre in Montrose today.

The project will deliver additional rooms to house maternal and child health services and upgraded facilities for the existing community centre and library. These existing buildings will be joined by an atrium, and will accommodate a new reception and waiting area.

Landscaping is also included in the works to be completed with the improved open space providing additional opportunities to support for community events and activities.

The Labor Government recognises that councils like the Yarra Ranges are facing a number of challenges as some of Victoria’s fastest growing communities.

The $809,000 provided for this project is part of Andrews Labor Government’s $50 million Growing Suburbs Fund, which targets high priority projects in 10 councils on Melbourne’s fast growing urban fringe.

The Growing Suburbs Fund helps booming outer suburbs build and upgrade local facilities such as family and community centres, town centres, parks and reserves and playgrounds.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins

“The Andrews Labor Government is helping councils in our booming outer suburbs invest in important community facilities for local residents, through our $50 million Growing Suburbs Fund.”

“This Government is proud to invest in projects that improve outcomes in some of Victoria’s fastest growing communities.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Monbulk James Merlino

“This project will boost services in the area and provide a central point for the community to access much needed programs and facilities under the one roof.”

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