Media Release

 $5.9 Million Won for Community Capital Works for Fastest Growing Rural Councils

The Peri urban Group of Rural Councils have won a combined $5.9 million in grants for community capital works through the Andrew’s Government Growing Suburbs Fund.   After being admitted to the Growing Suburbs Fund, in July 2020, the Growing Suburbs Fund will assist in funding a total of $24.6 million in community capital works for the region.

The following projects were funded by the GSF:

Successful Projects Project Name GSF Funding Amount Total Project Value
Bass Coast Shire Council Cowes Cultural and Community Centre $2,500,000 $19,000,000
Baw Baw Shire Council Longwarry Early Learning Centre $500,000 $1,000,000
Golden Plains Shire Council Golden Plains Youth Hub $271,032 $561,752
Moorabool Shire Council Darley Park Community and Sports Centre $2,500,000 $3,750,000
Surf Coast Shire Council Torquay Wayfinding Project $175,000 $350,000

Winning these funds would not have been possible without the support of Minister Leane, Mr Steve McGhie MP, Ms Jordan Crugnale MP and Mr Darren Cheeseman MP, The Peri Urban Group of Rural Councils would like to thank them for their support.

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Contact: Geoff Potts M: 0418249426