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Funding boost for our growing region

Funding boost for our growing region

Friday 14 October 2022

Bass Coast Shire Council has welcomed the announcement of $1.14 million from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.

San Remo’s Anderson Street Reserve will be transformed with a new playspace, universal fitness area, rotunda, new plantings for shade and accessible parking and pathways. Of the funds, $517,000 will be committed to this project.

San Remo local resident and advocate for the Anderson Street Reserve Thelma Boon said: “With the development and growth in San Remo, spaces for recreation, to catch up with the community and get outside are just so very important. These works will enable the community to enjoy so many facets of the Reserve and outdoor space. We look forward to seeing the designs when they go out for community consultation next year.”

Further encouraging people to enjoy our outside spaces, the Rhyll foreshore playspace stage 2 can now be fast-tracked thanks to the $235,000 funding injection. The new playground will be extended and enhanced, with heritage signs erected throughout the precinct. Designs are being finalised with works expected to commence in April 2023.

The Bass Coast Rail Trail – Wonthaggi Precinct also received $388,000 to entice trails users to further explore Wonthaggi. Works will include the glazing in of the Wonthaggi Railway Station Museum, further opening up this space for the community.

Bass Coast Shire Council Mayor, Cr Michael Whelan thanks the Victorian Government for their commitment to support peri-urban councils to deliver key projects to support fast growing communities.

“The Growing Suburbs Fund is a great initiative and I’d like to thank both the Government and Bass MP Jordan Crugnale. These three projects have all been driven by the community and it’s really pleasing to see the funding to deliver the facilities our communities need.”

Council will also be contributing $210,000 towards the three projects.