Local families are set to benefit from a $1.4 million funding boost to the redevelopment of the Strathaird Family and Community Centre.

Member for Narre Warren South Judith Couacaud Graley today visited the centre to make the announcement.

The project will upgrade and expand the existing centre, creating additional space for kindergarten and Maternal and Child Health (MCH) service delivery.

The funding is part of the $50-million Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF), designed to provide crucial facilities to Melbourne’s fast growing outer suburbs. This funding is in addition to other projects already announced in the City of Casey.

This is in stark contrast to the Liberals’ thought bubble population plan to move Melburnians to the regions. We are putting our fast growing outer suburbs first providing them with the projects and facilities they need.

Thirty-four community projects were funded across our growing outer suburbs as part of last year’s GSF, which included family and community centres, town centres, parks and reserves and playgrounds based on the needs identified by councils.

From the 2015 GSF the City of Casey received $5,022,500 toward the delivery of three projects; the Bridgewater Family and Community Centre redevelopment, The Casey Cycling Precinct and the Selandra Integrated Community Centre.

Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Judith Couacaud Graley

“Our fast growing local community is home to many young families who are crying out for more community facilities and that’s why we’re delivering this much needed redevelopment,”

“We’re putting local families first and ensuring they have access to the community facilities they need and deserve.”