Residents in Casey are set to benefit from the Andrews Labor Government’s new $50 million Interface Growth Fund, which will support councils and communities on the outskirts of Melbourne.

Minister for Local Government, Natalie Hutchins, today visited the City of Casey with Member for Narre Warren South, Judith Graley, to discuss how the fund could benefit the community.

Residents in Casey will be the beneficiary of the fund, which can be used towards multipurpose facilities, community centres, playgrounds or other spaces needed by the community.

The Interface Growth Fund – the first of its kind – is to support the suburbs within the
ten Interface Councils, which will host the highest proportion of Victoria’s population growth over the coming decades.

The 10 Interface Councils are: Cardinia Shire Council, City of Casey, Hume City Council, Melton City Council, Mitchell Shire Council, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Nillumbik Shire Council, City of Whittlesea, Wyndham City Council and Yarra Ranges Council.

Applications will be called for in the coming months.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government, Natalie Hutchins

“As the South East continues to grow, so should it’s services and infrastructure. The Andrews Labor Government’s $50 million Interface Growth Fund will help ensure the needs of Casey residents are met.”

“Councils and communities can use the $50 million Fund for a multi-purpose facility, a community centre, a playground – spaces that local families need.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South, Judith Graley

“It is incredibly important that families within our growing local community are supported by the very best infrastructure and community facilities,”

“This fund will ensure that local families have access to the important community facilities they need today, tomorrow and well into the future,”

“I urge the City of Casey to apply for grants from this outstanding fund to invest in the projects that will most benefit the many families within our growing community.”