The Andrews Government will help redevelop the Thomastown Main Street Community Pavilion through a $2 million Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF) grant. Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny announced today that a new multi-faceted community facility will be constructed to provide additional club space for better future use.

Works will include a new foyer, sports administration offices and a first aid room, a multi-purpose community space, canteen/kitchen, two home-side and visitor change rooms, two umpire change rooms, club gym, additional storage space and landscape works.

The project will provide the Thomastown community with a fit for purpose facility that meets the increasing and diversifying demand in sport, recreation and supports female participation in sport.

The GSF supports investment in critical local infrastructure in Melbourne’s diverse and fast-growing interface councils.

Whittlesea City Council has received $5 million to deliver three projects under the 2017-2019 GSF.

The latest 2017-19 GSF round will deliver 40 projects across Melbourne’s outer suburbs.

Quotes attributable to Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny:

“This funding will go a long way to ensuring Thomastown has a sports pavilion they will cherish.”

“Modern Sports facilities and community spaces are important to our community and that’s why we’re future investing and getting this job done.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz:

“The revamped pavilion will be a terrific asset to the Thomastown community and we’re proud to be funding it.”

“This is another example of the Growing Suburbs Fund delivering much needed community infrastructure to Melbourne’s outer suburbs.”