Projects to help revitalise Melton


Melton Steve McGhie announced a $231,500 funding boost to help revitalise Melton on Thursday, February 22.

The state government’s Suburban Revitalisation Program would back two new locally led projects that have been designed to continue building thriving places and connected communities in Melton.

Identified by the Melton Suburban Revitalisation Board, these projects are being delivered in partnership with local community organisations including Basketball Victoria and Melton Council.

Local community members can look forward to Basketball Victoria delivering a trial program, Community Sport Connection, which is aimed at using the key community bases of Melton Indoor Recreation Centre, Caroline Springs Recreation Centre, and Cobblebank Stadium.

This includes feeder primary and secondary school facilities within the LGA to build sports pathways and volunteer recruitment networks for students and parents. The target sports for this program would be basketball, volleyball, and badminton.

Melton council will provide the Melton Food Systems Collective. This project will engage local food relief service providers, primary prevention groups and relevant local organisations within the Melton Town Centre Precinct to establish the Melton Foods Systems Collective.

The Collective will enhance sustainability, collective knowledge, community standing and mobilisation of actions in preventing, mapping and responding to food security needs within the town centre area.

Mr McGhie said it’s great to see the Victorian Government continue to invest in Melton.

“Projects like these address key local priorities and focus on improving community spaces, wellbeing and connection,” he said.