Open spaces for local communities to enjoy

This year we’ve come to appreciate our local parks, playgrounds, footy ovals and sporting fields more than ever.

Young boy on scooter in park

As Victorians spend more time outdoors with the people they love, this Budget invests in new local community spaces.

Upgrades at parks

$52 million will see upgrades at parks including Albert Park, Braeside Park, Brimbank Park, Dandenong Ranges, Mornington Peninsula, Organ Pipes, Plenty Gorge, Point Cook, and other locations around Victoria – investing in community facilities for local families to enjoy.

Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program

This Budget also invests $110 million for the Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program to build and upgrade community sports facilities across the State, partnering with local communities and councils.

New and upgraded community sport and recreation facilities

An additional $27 million will deliver new and upgraded community sport and recreation facilities, including community club lighting and scoreboards, seniors’ community sports infrastructure, community football and netball facilities and female friendly changerooms.

Growing Suburbs Fund

$75 million in the Growing Suburbs Fund will deliver hundreds of local infrastructure projects in Melbourne's diverse and rapidly growing suburbs.

From playgrounds to sporting pavilions, these projects will help bring communities together, while also supporting local jobs.

Revitalising town centres

A further $20 million will revitalise town centres in Broadmeadows, Boronia, Frankston, Lilydale, Melton, Noble Park, Reservoir and Tarneit, delivering upgrades and improvements to local community spaces. Funding will enable the construction of a missing section of seawall at Altona Beach to protect the foreshore against rising sea levels and storm damage.

Media release

Helping You Do The Things You Love With Those You Love

Reviewed 24 November 2020


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