The Victorian Government is providing critical infrastructure and delivering results for City of Casey communities through the Growing Suburbs Fund.

Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams was in Doveton today to celebrate the completion of the Myuna Farm Pavilion Improvements Project.

More than $350,000 has been invested to redevelop and extend the existing pavilion at the popular community and children’s farm, to make it more accessible and cater better to community needs.

Upgrades include demolition and reconstruction of the existing amenities, kitchen area and entrance, and the addition of a new Changing Places facility.

A new DDA-compliant access ramp has been installed, along with a viewing platform and seating area. These improvements will deliver enhanced health and wellbeing outcomes for the community and provide increased opportunities for people of all abilities to access the farm.

The Growing Suburbs Fund represents a $440 million Victorian Government investment over ten years to provide critical local infrastructure.

The Victorian Budget 2024-25 provided an additional $5 million to continue the support for infrastructure needs for our fast-growing outer suburbs, with this latest funding round being administered by the Office for Suburban Development.

Since its establishment in 2015, the program has supported 360 projects representing a total infrastructure investment of $1.3 billion and has created more than 11,340 jobs.

Quotes attributable to Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams

“We’re pleased to support upgrades to these popular community facilities so more people can enjoy them now and into the future.”

“I’m thrilled that this funding is making a difference to the families and children who come to visit Myuna Farm, giving them the opportunity to interact with animals and learn about Australian farming and sustainability.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Suburbs Sonya Kilkenny

“The Growing Suburbs Fund supports thriving communities by building critical infrastructure and improved facilities for local families.”

“I’m delighted that this important project, in partnership with Casey City Council, will improve accessibility and deliver enhanced health and wellbeing outcomes for the community.”