Residents on the outer edge of Melbourne will soon have access to improved community spaces with the allocation of $40 million under the Andrew’s Labor Government’s Interface Growth Fund. 

The Bridgewater Family and Community Centre in Berwick will receive $1.4 million. The funds will be used to create new spaces for kindergarten and maternal and child health services.

Funding will enable the construction to start soon and the expanded new facilities will be
open in 2017.

Recognising the growing needs of communities in Melbourne’s rapidly expanding outer
suburbs, the Interface Growth Fund was delivered as part of the Labor Government’s 2015-16 Victorian Budget.

Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Judith Couacaud Graley

“We know that going to kindergarten is really important for our young children – so these extra facilities will make a big difference for Berwick families,”

“We know there is great demand in the area to go to Bridgewater Kindergarten – it
is a great place for kids – these new facilities will be a big bonus for our little ones and their Mums and Dads,”

 “The Andrews Labor Government is investing in community infrastructure that makes a difference in the lives of local families.”

 Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins

 “Our Interface Growth Fund is helping to build community spaces that matter to
locals, including playgrounds, community centres and parks,”

 “These projects will help make our growing communities better places to be, while also growing the local economy and creating jobs.”