Member for Thomastown, Bronwyn Halfpenny, representing Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz, today celebrated the first day of construction for the $5 million redevelopment of the Thomastown Main Street Community Pavilion.

The project received $2 million from the 2017-18 round of the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund, which supports the creation of community connections, enhanced services, and provides greater opportunities at the local level.

The existing sports pavilion will be updated to create a new, multi-faceted community facility that will provide additional space for club and community use.

The new facilities will include a foyer, office space, a first aid room, club room, multi-purpose community spaces, kitchen facilities, six change rooms including two for home teams, two for visitors and two for umpires, a club gym, public amenities, new storage spaces and a covered external viewing area for all seasons.

The project will be delivered by the City of Whittlesea, which has contributed $3 million towards the project.

The Growing Suburbs Fund has invested more than $24 million into the City of Whittlesea for 19 projects.

More information on the Growing Suburbs Fund is available at: https://www.localgovernment.vic.gov.au/grants/growing-suburbs-fund

Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz

“The Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund provides critical local infrastructure that enriches communities by delivering facilities they need to grow and thrive as our population increases.”

“We’re creating liveable spaces through the Growing Suburbs Fund, by ensuring fast-growing communities like Thomastown are equipped with modern recreational facilities like playgrounds, parks and sporting hubs that meet the needs of residents and visitors alike.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny

 “It’s great to see the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund delivering projects like the Thomastown Main Street Community Pavilion, providing great services to growing communities.” 

“The revamped pavilion will be a great addition to the facilities for the football, netball and cricket clubs as well as community, with modern new facilities that will foster a range of community activities such as local sport.”