State budget: Wyndham infrastructure projects funded

Wyndham is one of 10 growth areas that will share in $50 million funding in 2015-16 for projects to ease pressure on services.

The state government last week announced an interface councils infrastructure fund.

Wyndham and the other councils will be able to apply for funding to improve infrastructure.

Local Government Minister Natalie Hutchins said the councils could use the fund for multi-purpose facilities, community centres, playgrounds and other amenities.

Wyndham council would not confirm what projects it had in mind for funding, but advocacy director Bill Forrest said the council was looking at a number of shovel-ready community and recreation projects.

“With the expected growth in Wyndham over the next 30 years we face a $600 million shortfall in funding for local community and recreation infrastructure, so it’s important funds continue and grow to meet these demands,” Mr Forrest said.

Wyndham Star Weekly asked readers on Facebook last week where they thought the money should be spent.

Popular responses included upgrading Werribee Football Club facilities at Chirnside Park, duplicating Palmers Road and a new prep to year 9 school at Allura estate in Truganina.


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