Congratulations to the 2022 Living Local Fund: Suburban Grants Recipients.

On 12 October 2022, the Victorian Government announced funding to support 124 projects through the 2022 Living Local Fund Suburban Grants.

Grants between $20,000 and $200,000 each are supporting a range of projects in neighbourhood activity centres and shopping strips including upgrades to playgrounds, community gardens, community halls, paths and lighting as well as public art initiatives.

Applicant OrganisationProject NameSuburbProject Description
1st Nunawading Scout GroupNunawading Scout Hall Acoustics UpgradesNunawadingThe project will enable the purchase and installation of acoustic panels in the scout hall to create an inclusive auditory environment. This will remove barriers to participation for people of all ages with auditory processing difficulties, sensory sensitivities and hearing impairments.
Abacus Learning Centre LtdAbacus Learning Centre UpgradesHastingsThis project will involve a refurbishment of the building’s run-down exterior through includes cleaning and painting, the installation of cladding and of external solar film to therapy room windows to protect the children and staff from the heat.
All Saints' Anglican Church East St KildaAll Saints’ Anglican Church Hall UpgradesSt KildaThe project will enable five toilet areas (one male, one disabled, one female and two unisex) to be renovated and upgraded.
Alphington Community Centre IncAlphington Creative Neighbourhood PodAlphingtonThe project will deliver a new Creative Neighbourhood Pod in the Alphington Community Centre's back garden. The pod will support the delivery of more weekly creative community-building activities in response to increased demand for such activities at the Centre.
Amaroo Neighbourhood Centre Inc.Amaroo RevivalJordanvilleThe project will deliver minor infrastructure upgrades to the Amaroo Neighbourhood Centre, including improvements to its courtyard, accessibility and outdoor shelter, as well as the purchase of heating and cooling and air purifiers.
Ashburton Shopping Centre Traders Association Inc.Ashburton Shopping Centre ArtworksAshburtonThe  'Ashburton celebrates the Ashy Dasher' project will involve the installation of metal art panels depicting the Ashy Dasher, a famous train that transported the Ashburton community at the turn of the 20th century. The artwork will offer historic education, connection and a sense of place in Ashburton Square, a key community gathering space
Australian Multicultural Community Services LtdMillennium HouseFootscrayThe project will deliver upgrades to the existing Australian Multicultural Community Services Millennium House in Footscray. The upgrades will improve support for multicultural communities,  accessibility to and participation in social, educational, economic and cultural activities, as well as foster connections and a sense of belonging, acceptance and contribution amongst multicultural communities.
Banyule City CouncilRediscover Diamond VillageWatsoniaThe project will build on the successes of the Rediscover Local pilot project, by creating a permanent shared gathering space in Diamond Village. The space will be used for diverse activities supporting economic and social activity and Council will also investigate opportunities to partner with local Aboriginal social enterprises in activating the space.
Belgium Avenue Neighbourhood House IncorporatedNeighbourhood House UpgradesRichmondThe project will deliver building upgrades and landscaping to the Belgium Avenue Neighbourhood House garden.
Belgrave Lake Park Cottage IncPlay Equipment UpgradeBelgraveThe project will enable the replacement of outdated outdoor playground equipment with new commercial grade playground equipment.
Belgrave Traders AssociationBelgrave CallingBelgraveThe project will involve three key infrastructure and urban renewal projects: a large scale, youth arts laneway revitalisation program; the terraforming of public garden spaces and community food bowls; and the implementation of the first stage of strategic wayfinding signage to better illuminate and showcase what Belgrave has to offer.
Better Place AustraliaNew Play EquipmentNarre WarrenThe project will involve the purchase of inclusive play equipment for children of all abilities. The facility safely supports the engagement of children and estranged parents and is also open for use by the local community.
Boroondara City CouncilAshburton Wayfinding Signage ProjectAshburtonThe project will develop a wayfinding framework for the Ashburton Shopping Centre precinct, and will include the development of the detailed design of the signage as well as its implementation across the precinct. This will allow Ashburton's key areas of interest to be highlighted and promoted, drawing more visitors and in turn, increasing visitation to and support for local businesses.
Boroondara City CouncilBalwyn North Senior Citizens CentreBalwyn NorthThe project will refurbish and upgrade the existing and dated Senior Citizens Centre to better suit community needs. The refurbishment will improve community perceptions of the centre, as well as increased and tailored services and activities and in turn, improved community connections.
Boroondara City CouncilHays Paddock PlaygroundKew EastThe project will upgrade and renew the Hays Paddock Playground, which will support improved community connections, engage local Indigenous groups and provide much needed improved facilities for children of all abilities.
Brimbank City CouncilSuffolk Road Local Activity Centre Streetscape UpgradeSunshineThe project will revitalise and upgrade streetscapes in the Suffolk Road Local Activity Centre through traffic calming measures, tree canopy cover, water permeability of surfaces and pedestrian prioritisation. This will increase the sense of place and patronage, increase visitation and improve active transport routes and safety.
Brunswick Neighbourhood House Cooperative LtdBrunswick Neighbourhood House (BNH) Renewal ProjectBrunswickThe project will deliver improvements to the Brunswick Neighbourhood House, including replacing the floor in the main hall, purpose-built storage for a coffee cart, installing an external ramp to access Warr Park, security cameras at the front door and an automatic front door, as well as upgrading bathroom facilities.
Camp Gan Welfare Association IncNew CarpetingSt Kilda EastThe project will enable the existing, worn out carpet at the Chabad Youth Multipurpose Facility to be replaced.
Cardinia Shire CouncilCreekwood Park Playground UpgradePakenhamA new playground will be delivered at Creekwood Park, significantly increasing its appeal to the local community and the overall liveability of this neighbourhood.
Cardinia Shire CouncilEmerald Tennis Lighting Project at Worrell ReserveEmeraldThe project will design and construct new lights (including poles) for four of the seven courts at Worrell Reserve. This will enable the Emerald Tennis Club to access these for night competition, training and coaching.
Casey City CouncilHotham Street ReviveCranbourneThe project will deliver streetscape renewal works and a launch event will be held once works are completed. It is expected that improvements will revitalise the strip and attract more interest and foot traffic, support traders and restore a sense of pride of place with the business owners and residents.
CERES INCRefurbishing and Reopening of the CERES Community CentreBrunswick EastCERES will refurbish and transform the upper level of the CERES Community Centre into an accessible and vibrant community centre, comprising multi-use indoor spaces overlooking a village square. The Centre will be a feature of CERES' four-hectare park that brings the local community together for learning, connection and celebration.
CERES INC‘Spitfire Caterpillar’ Train: Children’s Arts Play and Nature ExplorationBrunswick EastThe CERES train carriage will be transformed into a ‘Spitfire Caterpillar’ with two separate indoor/outdoor leasable spaces and a kiosk, providing more opportunities for workshops, arts play and nature exploration.
Chelsea Heights Community CentreGarden Bed RenewalChelsea HeightsThe project will enable the replacement and improvement of garden beds at the centre’s community garden. The project will improve the production of sustainable healthy food, improve accessibility, and provide a water efficient long- term solution for the garden. The project involves volunteers and workshops enhance community connection, re-engagement and participation.
Cheltenham Community Centre Inc.New CarpetingCheltenhamThe project will enable the refurbishment and installation of new carpet in high usage areas of the Cheltenham Community Centre.
Chinese Cancer & Chronic Illness Society of VictoriaNew Garden BedsBox Hill NorthTwo raised garden beds were developed to offer more opportunities for people living with chronic illness to participate in the existing gardening program. By creating more growing space, more sufferers/survivors and carers can participate in programs, improving social and community connections.
Cire Services IncCommunity Hub Building UpgradesYarra JunctionThe project will enable the removal of internal walls and associated works to the 50-year-old Community Hub building. These upgrades will make it a more open, welcoming and comfortable community resource for people of all ages to engage and connect with others and feel a sense of belonging.
Collingwood Toy Library Inc.Shelving InstallationCollingwoodShelving will be installed to transform a room at the Collingwood Toy Library into a functional space for members to browse.
CoLocal PTY LTDPoint Cook Pop Up Park RevitalisationPoint CookThe Point Cook Pop Up Park will become a year-round permanent space, transforming Murnong Street into a car-free public space.
Conners Conners GalleryBuilding ImprovementsFitzroyThe project will enable Conners Conners Gallery to improve artist studios at the Fitzroy Town Hall including building walls, improving flooring and providing adequate lighting.
Craig Family Centre IncCommunity Playground at the CraigAshburtonThe redevelopment of the Community Playground at the Craig Family Centre will create a more inclusive space for children and their families, helping to improve children’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional development and wellbeing and providing a safe and accessible place where families can meet and connect.
Creeds Farm Living And Learning Centre IncCommunity Space UpgradesEppingThe project will support repair and maintenance works to the community venue hire space, including repairing floors and doors. Playpens and rubber flooring will also be installed to create a play space for babies, toddlers and mother’s groups.
Dar Alawada Wendal Community CentreDar-Al-Awda (Wendel Street) Community CentreBrunswickThe project will upgrade the basketball/netball/volleyball court surface at the Dar-Al-Awda Community Centre, as well as provide additional equipment such as outdoor table tennis tables and exercise equipment and a new Indigenous mural. It is anticipated that this will improve neighbourhood perceptions and use, provide more activities for local youth and reduce injury.
Darebin City CouncilHigh Street Tree PlantingNorthcote & PrestonThis project will see over 120 trees planted along High Street, from Wood Street in Preston to Separation Street in Northcote. This will make increase the look and feel, amenity and walkability of these centres, as well as reduce pollution.
Dementia & Alzheimer's Australia LtdBuilding UpgradesParkvilleThe project will enable Dementia Australia’s seminar room, conference room and two small hallways to be repainted and re-carpeted.
Distinctive OptionsKitchen ReplacementSunburyThe Distinctive Options kitchen will be replaced, enhancing its Food Project's program that provides food education to people living with disabilities, providing them with the essential skills to cook healthy meals in their home environment.
Down's Community FarmFarm House Restoration ProjectSeafordThe Down's Estate Community Project will restore, renovate and repurpose the original Farm House to protect its heritage and activate its use as a Community Museum and accessible creative arts space. This will provide Seaford and the broader community with an iconic, all-weather venue, which will bring people of diverse backgrounds together for small-scale activities and projects, improve public perceptions of the place, and add a vibrant new dimension to nature-based activities on site.
DPV Health LtdMeadow Heights External Upgrade including PlaygroundMeadow HeightsDPV Health will complete an external upgrade of the outdoor premises at their Meadow Heights facility, including a new purpose-built playground area for children with a disability and/or autism, as well as a senior living outdoor social area. These new spaces will allow the local community, including families and children with disabilities, and social groups to come together in a safe environment, supporting community connection.
Drummond Street Relationship Centre IncBuilding UpgradesCarltonThe project will support building improvement works such as installing blinds in the community building and youth areas (for safety, client privacy and security), internal refurbishments, replacement of chairs and network connection infrastructure.
Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women’s Services IncAccessibility UpgradesNorthcoteThe project will improve accessibility to the venue by constructing and installing compliant ramps to the front entrance.
Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women’s Services IncEMH Women's HubNorthcoteThe EMH Women's Hub will provide a culturally safe space to meet and create social cohesion and relationships locally and participate in self-determining programs to build their resilience and capabilities for Aboriginal women and their children of the local areas.
Fairfield Bowling Club IncFairfield Bowling Club Greens UpgradesFairfieldThe project will deliver upgrades to the Bowling Club's greens, supporting increased community engagement through barefoot bowls and social events and reducing the Club's environmental impact through the use of synthetic greens, which require less water and harmful chemicals.
Frankston City CouncilFrankston North Community Centre Children's PlaygroundFrankston NorthThe project will deliver a refurbishment of the Frankston North Community Centre children's playground. The project will enable greater community use of the space and support more opportunities for social inclusion and increased health and wellbeing.
Good Shepherd Australia New ZealandLandscaping and Beautification WorksSt AlbansAs part of a broader project to provide emergency accommodation in St Albans for women and dependent children experiencing family violence, funding will be used for landscaping the emergency accommodation units including adding mature trees, water management (rain garden and tank) and the restoration of existing mosaic artworks.
Greater Dandenong City CouncilRailway Parade Neighbourhood Shopping Centre Streetscape UpgradeDandenongThe revitalisation of the Railway Parade Neighbourhood Shopping Centre will deliver new paving, introduce street trees within carparks, provide new landscaped areas with seating and opportunities for outdoor dining, new street furniture and public art. Together, this will improve the local amenity and safety and stimulate local business activity.
Healesville Community GardenGarden UpgradesHealesvilleThe project will involve upgrading worn, broken infrastructure to improve safety and accessibility for people of all abilities, replace damaged tools and improve signage. It will also enhance people’s experience at the garden.
Highett Neighbourhood Community HousePool Room Deck and French DoorsHighettThe project will create a new entrance at the back of the Highett Neighbourhood Community House, installing French doors and building a deck of the same height. This new entrance will enable the back pool room to function as a multi-purpose seminar room with outdoor access for social engagement and also support improved ventilation as a preventative measure against the spread of COVID-19.
Holden Street Neighbourhood HouseThe Social HubFitzroy NorthThe Holden Street Neighbourhood House will construct an onsite outdoor learning and social hub through the installation of an outdoor kitchen and pergola. A community-designed mural will also be painted behind the pergola. This new space will support the local community to gather, learn and connect.
Holy Trinity Cricket ClubHayes Park Neighbourhood Community CentreThornburyThe project will deliver upgrades to the Hayes Park Neighbourhood Community Centre, such as new carpeting and cabinets. Upgrading the Centre will increase access, engagement with and participation by the local community, support greater mental and physical health in the local community and connect local organisations.
Hume City CouncilBenston Street Streetscape ProjectCraigieburnThe project will deliver increased tree coverage, new seating and improved pedestrian connections, including enhancing active transport links with the recently installed shared path and pedestrian connection that links Craigieburn Station to Craigieburn Road and Craigieburn Plaza. This will improve the overall amenity of the area, enhance liveability, safety and accessibility and improve cleanliness.
IEACA IncorporatedBathroom UpgradesCranbourneThe existing bathroom will be upgraded to an all abilities accessible toilet.
Jika Jika Community CentreDe-Fence Against LonelinessNorthcote“De-Fence Against Loneliness” is a local placemaking project, which will explicitly address loneliness and mental health, and foster social connection through the use of art and improved built form. The project will achieve this by “de-fencing” the Centre, removing both physical and metaphorical barriers to the Centre, improving accessibility, beautifying the Centre and encouraging greater community access to its public courtyard.
Kensington Stockyard Food GardenStockyard Food Garden ExpansionKensingtonThe project will expand the Kensington Stockyard Food Garden's growing space by 16sqm to provide an additional 320kg of food to its local community each year.
Kingston City CouncilJean Street Reserve/Garfield Lane UpgradeCheltenhamThis playground and reserve upgrade will re-locate the main play space to increase visibility and passive surveillance, include play equipment for all ages and abilities, increase lighting, enhance wayfinding, deliver new plantings and a footpath, as well as incorporate murals.
Knox City CouncilFerntree Gully Creative Placemaking ProjectFerntree GullyThe Ferntree Gully Creative Placemaking Project will bring together creative public art elements at key locations in the village business district that surrounds the Ferntree Gully Train Station. The project will increase the appeal, interest and visitation to shop locally, improve engagement and partnerships between community, traders and council and improve perceptions of safety.
Lalor Living and LearningLalor Refresh - Arts & Permaculture ProjectLalorThe project will transform a neglected corridor into a thriving community space by delivering murals, mosaics, a large community garden, pergola and games. The project will foster social connections, improve the physical amenity of a neighbourhood corridor, connect community services to the library and Lalor shops and improve the community's sense of belonging to place.
L'Chaim Chabad IncRefurbished PlaygroundMoorabbinThe project will refurbish the existing playground to improve use and access by parents, children and the general community.
Links Community Group IncNew Community SpaceLalorA W-class tram will be restored (‘carport’ awning and switchboard installation, interior and exterior lighting) and used as a community meeting place at the Links Community Garden.
Lions Club of Taylors LakesCommunity Garden for Taylors LakesTaylors LakesThe project will deliver a new community garden with raised garden beds, seating, water access and water storage, landscaping and exterior herb garden beds, servicing a range of groups with diverse needs. Outcomes of the project include providing a ready-to-use garden, providing opportunities for learning about environmental sustainability, gathering and socialising, as well as opportunities for community engagement.
Local Food ConnectFabbro's Community FarmElthamThe project will involve the creation of an Urban Farm on Fabbro’s Farm in Bell Street, Eltham. A self-funding, working farm, serving, inspiring and educating the local community by growing and distributing fresh, high quality organic fruit and vegetables in a way that develops resilience and healthy soils for the future.
Management Committee Coonara Community House IncCoonara Yarning CircleUpper Ferntree GullyCoonara Community House will partner with Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place to deliver a safe and inclusive space for its local community and to continue reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The project will deliver an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mural, yarning circle, Indigenous gardens and art and cultural kitchen, and offer cultural awareness training to the local community.
Maralinga Community Garden IncMaralinga Community Garden Infrastructure DevelopmentKeysboroughThe project will deliver infrastructure such as accessible pathways, garden plots, shelter and lockable storage to help improve accessibility for all local residents to interact in a safe and productive environment, as well as address local food security issues.
Maribyrnong City CouncilBeachley Street, Braybrook Shopping Strip RenewalBraybrookThe project will deliver public realm improvements to Beachley Street shopping strip in Braybrook, supporting local businesses and creating a space for the community to meet.
Maroondah City CouncilReignite CroydonCroydonThe project will deliver contemporary lighting installations in at least three laneways adjacent to Croydon's Main Street. Economic and cultural vibrancy of the shopping precinct will be enhanced by fostering a night-time economy and improving safety and amenity. Pedestrian connectivity to key destinations, including Croydon Station, and the activation of uninspiring spaces through this project will also attract visitors to the Croydon Major Activity Centre and further support local businesses.
Melbourne's Living Museum of the WestVisitor Centre RefurbishmentMaribyrnongThe project will refurbish the Melbourne Living Museum of the West's Visitor Centre including purpose-built community spaces whilst respecting the historically significant nature of the building. The works will allow the visitor centre to host more events, activities and projects, attract more visitors and increase partnerships with local organisations and businesses.
Melton City CouncilLunar Way Reserve Lighting UpgradeFraser RiseThe project will install new solar lighting to Lunar Way Reserve to address community concerns around safety at night time, which will support increased usage of the space and improve community safety.
Melton City CouncilParkwood Green Reserve ImprovementsHillsideUpgrades to the Parkwood Green Reserve will be delivered as part of this project, improving access to quality play and recreation spaces for the large local catchment of residents and encouraging more active lifestyles.
Melton City CouncilPedestrian Operated Signals on Caroline Springs BoulevardCaroline SpringsPedestrian operated signals with raised platforms will be installed on Caroline Springs Boulevard, creating links with Central Shopping Centre, Lakeview Secondary College, the City of Melton library and the Caroline Springs Town Centre Recreation Reserve and Leisure Centre. This will improve local pedestrian amenity and safety.
Melton City CouncilSovereign Boulevard Reserve PlayspaceMelton WestThe Sovereign Boulevard Reserve upgrade will improve access to a quality play and recreation space, encouraging increased outdoor activity and fostering social and community connections.
Melton City CouncilSplendour Reserve Playground and Park ImprovementsDiggers RestThe project will deliver new children’s play equipment and seating in a much-loved local community park, increasing opportunities for informal active recreation and community connection.
Monash City CouncilBringing the Environment InsideMount WaverleyBifold doors will be installed at the Mount Waverley Community Centre, opening this much-loved centre up to the outdoor environment. This will expand the current space, improve air flow and movement within and provide an integrated space for various community activities, building stronger local connections.
Monash City CouncilCarlson Reserve Public Multi-Sports CourtClaytonA public multi-sports court with LED floodlighting will be constructed at Carlson Reserve in Clayton, for tennis, half-court netball and basketball and futsal, along with a hit up wall. This will enhance accessibility, support increased local participation in free casual sports and contribute to better mental and physical health for the local community.
Monash City CouncilFirst Nations Inspired, Designed and Delivered Street Art MuralOakleighMonash City Council will commission street art that has links to the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander culture and history of the area, creating an inviting and welcoming entrance to the Oakleigh Activity Centre. This will also respond to complaints from the community about graffiti on this large wall in Oakleigh.
Monash City CouncilMount Waverley Reserve Playspace EnhancementsMount WaverleyEnhancements to the Mount Waverley Reserve Playspace will include a community BBQ, shade sail, picnic table and drinking fountain. This will directly benefit the range of local schools, residents, businesses and sports clubs that use the Reserve, as the only significant open space and sport and recreation reserve in the local area, and further enhance accessibility and local opportunities for participation and connection.
Montmorency Community Hub IncorporatedUpper Hall RefurbishmentMontmorencyThe Upper Hall and outdoor areas will be refurbished to enable community use for various activities and programming. This will provide a convenient and accessible community space where community members can connect and socialise.
Moonee Valley City CouncilGreening the Gateways to CentrewayMoonee PondsThe project will see major landscaping and beautification works at key crossing points on the Centreway retail strip and the four matching gateway points into the central park known as FJ Davies Reserve. This will support local economic activity and create a place for community use and enjoyment.
Mooroolbark Traders & Community Group Inc.Mooroolbark Laneway RejuvenationMooroolbarkThe project will rejuvenate a tired laneway at the heart of Mooroolbark’s shopping precinct. Inspired by the local community, the rejuvenation will create enhance the streetscape, encourage shoppers to linger longer and visit more local businesses, raise community morale and provide a place for connection.
Mooroolbark Traders & Community Group Inc.Mooroolbark Street Art ProjectMooroolbarkThe project will introduce locally relevant street art to buildings and public spaces in Mooroolbark, many of which are currently uninspiring and regularly graffitied. The artworks will be delivered in partnership with Council, the local community and local library and beautify the area, improve public perceptions of it and contribute to its vibrancy.
Mordialloc Neighbourhood House IncBathroom UpgradesMordiallocThe project involved the refurbishment of the childcare bathroom.
Mordialloc Traders AssociationOutdoor 3D Art GalleryMordiallocUp to six 3D artworks were painted on the footpaths along Main Street Mordialloc, encouraging visitors to walk the length of each side of the street, exposing them to all businesses and in turn, encouraging shopping. The 3D artworks also highlight the strip's 'Where Main Street meets the Beach' brand.
Merri-bek City Council260 Sydney Road Park - Close to HomeBrunswickA new urban park within the Brunswick Activity Centre will be delivered as part of this project, providing quality open space for local residents, visitors and businesses. Through regular programming, the new park will draw foot traffic to the area, supporting struggling local businesses and enhancing the area's appeal and vibrancy.
Merri-bek City CouncilRobinson ReserveCoburgNew accessible event spaces, activities, a community garden, cafe and play and resting spaces will be delivered in Robinson Reserve, through a partnership between Council and the local Neighbourhood House. This will activate Robinson Reserve as a local community hub and destination.
Merri-bek City CouncilShared Zone Installation – Albert StreetBrunswick EastThe project will deliver a permanent shared zone along Albert Street in Brunswick East, following a trial of this during COVID-19 lockdowns. This will encourage walking and cycling in these areas through the provision of safer and improved active transport amenity.
Merri-bek City CouncilShared Zone Installation – Victoria StreetBrunswick EastDuring COVID lockdowns, Council trialled two shared zones in Brunswick East along Victoria and Albert Street to encourage walking and cycling in these busy areas adjacent to Fleming Park. After a successful 12 month trial, Council resolved unanimously to make them both permanent at their August 2022.
Moreland Community Gardening Inc.Moreland Community Garden RenewalBrunswick WestThe project will enable Merri-bek   Community Gardening to rebuild 13 garden beds, improve and widen access to existing paths, construction of a new pathway and provide a wheelchair accessible ‘circuit’ around the garden.
Mornington Peninsula CouncilNgalamba - To Stop and Wait a WhileRyeThis project will provide the community with a ‘living wall’ that will discourage graffiti and provides the public with a visually stimulating experience. Plants will be located on a sculptural wall and stories selected by the local Bunurong Peoples creating an exciting and informative artwork.
Mountain District Radio Inc.Building UpgradesUpweyThe project involves equipping a production room, installing a disability access ramp and retrofitting one of the bathrooms to be accessible.
Mt Eliza Chamber of Commerce Inc.Shade and Light on Village GreenMt ElizaThe project is to enhance the Village Green by installing a 4.8 metres high, lightweight,  free standing, shade structure on the exposed grass area. The 8 metres span of shade will encourage more people to use the grass area in the middle of our village shops. Covered in bud lights the structure will also act as a Christmas Tree for the community to enjoy.
Muslim Women's Council of Victoria Inc.One Coffee and One Chat - Community Kitchen, Cool RoomBrunswickWelcoming environment where individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life are empowered to learn, understand and accept one another over rich food and drinks. Provide newly migrated migrants with employment opportunities and enable them to learn new skills and positively contribute towards their family and the local economy. To act as an ambassador for multiculturalism within the broader Moreland/Victorian community and be a leader in the inclusion and integration discussion.
Nafsika Stamoulis Hellenic MuseumElectric Supply UpgradesMelbourneThe Hellenic Museum will upgrade the electricity supply available in its renowned courtyard, to improve the delivery of community and public-facing programs.
NECCHi - Newlands & East Coburg Community Hubs Inc.Refurbished Community SpaceCoburg NorthThe project will convert and outfit (furnishings, plumbing, sink, plaster work) a storage room into a new engagement/café/activity/connection space, opening onto the adjacent parklands and community garden. The objective is to connect local community to the centre, services, programs, health and wellbeing activities, and reduce social isolation whilst providing social and comfortable distancing.
Newport Bowls Club Inc.Ladies' Clubroom RefurbishmentNewportThe ladies’ clubroom at the Newport Bowls Clubs will be refurbished to create a more inviting, accessible and safer space for women, recognise their contribution to the club and celebrating local history.
Nillumbik Shire CouncilInterpretive and Memorial SignageElthamThe project will deliver interpretative signage at key locations in the Kangaroo Ground War Memorial Park, encouraging visitation and promoting a meeting place for the local community.
Nillumbik Shire CouncilAlan Marshall Reserve UpgradeElthamA basketball court will be constructed in Alan Marshall Reserve. Asphalt pathways will be constructed between playground equipment, accessible picnic settings and the new basketball court for ease of access. This will promote increased community participation in physical activity, improve accessibility to various parts of the Reserve, and support the increased need for investment in open space assets in Nillumbik.
Nillumbik Shire CouncilNillumbik Open Space Accessibility PackageAcross NillumbikThe project will see the construction of accessible, formalised pathways in 11 open space reserves and playgrounds across the Nillumbik municipality. The identified sites will benefit from increased connectivity between assets including playground equipment, picnic areas and car parks, significantly improving accessibility for wheelchair and pram users.
Nillumbik Shire CouncilRevival of the Heidelberg School Artists TrailElthamThe Heidelberg School Artists' walking trail information boards will be replaced with new contemporary boards, supporting the revival of an active outdoor visual experience for the community. The new boards will promote the artistic heritage of the area, revitalise the local area, encourage activity through engagement with the walking trail and enhance social connection across suburbs.
North Melbourne Language and Learning IncCatch UpNorth MelbourneThis project will enclose a roofed pergola at the North Melbourne Language and Learning school and make further improvements so that it can be used as a year-round space for meetings, community events and passive recreation. This will address the gap in accessible meeting and recreation spaces for North Melbourne's community, respond to local community needs and increased community activity and gathering.
Ohel Avrohom LimitedMen’s Shed UpgradesRipponleaThe floor will be replaced to provide a comfortable, warm and modern community space for members to connect, along with the use of workshops and group meetings for the Men's Shed.
Pammessinian Brotherhood 'Papaflessas' LimitedKitchen and Bathroom UpgradesThornburyThe project will support the upgrade of kitchen and bathroom facilities. These works would allow the facility to meet all council requirements and allow an increase in the scope of events and activities hosted with the community.
Port Melbourne Inc.Migration TrailPort MelbourneThe project will create a migration trail, reflecting the significance of Port Melbourne in the history of Australia. Incorporating both the first nations people and the various migration waves creating the multi-cultural country.
Port Phillip City CouncilAcland Street Plaza Creative Lighting UpgradeSt KildaCreative lighting at the Acland Street Plaza will be installed. Lighting will be programmable and responsive to events and significant calendar days and Council will work with local traders to determine style, positioning and location of lighting. Anticipated project outcomes include increasing the amenity and safety of the plaza, addressing issues with antisocial activity and creating an attraction for local residents and visitors.

Port Phillip City Council

(Clarendon and Coventry Streets Business Association)

Historic Verandahs UpgradeSouth Melbourne

The project will involve the refurbishment and restoration of the historic Emerald Hill verandahs along Clarendon Street, South Melbourne.

This project is a great opportunity for the Clarendon & Coventry Streets Business Association to revive these verandahs giving the local economy a much-needed boost.

These verandahs, which are a visual attraction and provide shelter to shoppers who support the businesses in the precinct, require restoration to return them to their former glory.

Port Phillip City CouncilLudwig Stamer Reserve Play Space UpgradeSouth MelbourneThe play space in Ludwig Stamer Reserve will be upgraded in response to the community's aspirations, as identified in previous engagement.
Port Phillip City CouncilPort Phillip BBQ and Amenity Accessibility ProgramAcross Port PhillipThe project will deliver accessibility upgrades at three local neighbourhood park reserves. The program includes upgrading barbeques, along with the installation of upgraded accessible furniture and drinking fountains and new footpaths that connect to the existing pathway network. This will provide more inclusive and functional assets that enable people of all abilities to enjoy.
Presentation Family CentreAccessibility and Building UpgradesBalnarring BeachThe project will enable the replacement of a damaged fence and construction of a new accessible pedestrian front entry. The new entry will provide new signage, lighting, and encourage engagement and connection with local community, increasing awareness of the service, and access to volunteers and supporters.
Red Hill Agricultural & Horticultural SocietyRed Hill Show and Community Storage ShedRed HillA large permanent storage shed will be constructed to provide adequate storage access for surrounding community groups who currently partner with the Society. This will enhance community involvement and give local not-for-profit groups the ability to stage events and activities for the local community.
Resurrection Catholic Church Kings ParkBuilding UpgradesKings ParkThe project will enable the installation of vinyl flooring to create a communal gathering space at the back of the Church and upgrade of the sanctuary area of the Church with vinyl wood-look planks.
Rye Community HouseEnhancing Rye Community HouseRyeThe project will provide improvements to the children's care space, bathroom facilities, outdoor area and storage areas at the Rye Community House to better meet identified community needs and support improved care for children in the occasional care program.
Sacred Heart Mission IncCommunity Engagement Hub UpgradesSt KildaThe project will deliver upgrades to the external upgrade/refurbishment of Sacred Heart's community engagement hub in St Kilda. These works will revitalise facilities that are currently neglected and dated, improve perceptions of homelessness services, enhance vibrancy, safety and accessibility, as well as address the needs of marginalised people experiencing disadvantage.
Span Community House IncSpan Sustainability HubThornburyThe project will uplift Span Community House's front garden through the creation of a biodiversity hub featuring Indigenous plants and bush foods and a mural and upcycled artworks. This work will join the dots between Span's core activities, its sustainable approaches and its desire to engage with local Aboriginal elders and artists to create a more welcoming and accessible space for the community.
Sri Guru Singh Sabha Sikh Cultural Society of Victoria IncorporatedBuilding UpgradesBonnie BrookThe project will deliver minor upgrades to the old building and improve toilet facilities and baby change rooms.
St Marys Anglican Church CaulfieldCommunity Playground UpgradeCaulfieldThe project upgraded the dated playground, benefiting local families who use the site frequently, supporting local community gatherings and enhancing local living, socialising and recreation.
St Philips Anglican Church CollingwoodBuilding UpgradesCollingwoodThe project will enable replacement of broken windows and window frames that are over 100 years old with new double-glazed windows and frames.
St Philip's Anglican Church Mount WaverleyAccessibility UpgradesMount WaverleyThe project enabled the installation of building access aids and child-safety modifications for children and families. The improvements support the elderly, differently-abled, and children and youth to attend programs and community gatherings that develop and enhance a stronger sense of belonging.
Tamil Educational Cultural & Charitable AssociationCommunity Hall UpgradesDeansideThe project will involve the refurbishment of the existing community hall, alteration to existing stage, demolition of existing change rooms/store room, provision of new change rooms with large storeroom and new multiple entry points to the centre.
The Ancient Church of the EastSt Mary Church Community Hall Upgrade ProjectCoolarooUpgrades to the Coolaroo St Mary Church Community Hall's kitchen, amenities and venue space will be undertaken in partnership with local traders and social group. This will increase activities, events and programs available to the diverse local community, including many newly arrived migrants and refugees, as well as create a safer, more inviting and accessible community space.
The Glen Waverley Traders Association IncLight Up Glen WaverleyGlen WaverleyThe Glen Waverley Traders Association will work with local traders in to present the Light Up Glen Waverley project; an installation of fairy lights adorning the trees throughout the Glen Waverley Precinct. The project builds on existing infrastructure that activates and beautifies the Glen Waverley Precinct at dark and will further contribute to the revitalisation of the night time economy in Glen Waverley, as well as create an iconic and recognisable precinct.
The Scout Association of Australia Victorian BranchCaulfield North Scout Association - Bathroom UpgradesCaulfield NorthThe project will enable new male and female toilets to be built.
The Scout Association of Australia, Victorian BranchWerribee Scout Association - Kitchen UpgradesWerribeeThe kitchen will be renovated with new cabinets, coverings, plumbing and appliances.
UCA-Ferntree GullySafe External Wheelchair Access to the Community Hall's Disabled ToiletFerntree GullyThe project will deliver upgrades to the United Church of Australia in Ferntree Gully to allow safe wheelchair access to the disabled toilet, including a safe landing space. This will enable safe and more diverse use of the hall for its diverse and regular users, including seniors, women, essential support workers and those with mobility impairments.
UCA-Ferntree GullyAccessibility UpgradesFerntree GullyProject works will enable wheelchair access to the disabled toilet, including a safe landing space.
Upwey Belgrave RSL Inc.Children's Playground -  Modules, fencing, gates and stairs for access.UpweyThe project involves the construction of a children's playground at the Upwey Belgrave RSL. The playground will help create a hub for families to come together and enjoy the facilities. The project will also help connect members of the community and help locals rebuild their social connection after the social isolation caused by the COVID pandemic by providing a family-friendly facility open to the public.
We Love Aintree LtdAintree Community GardenRockbankThe project will build a sustainable community garden at the Timbertop Community Centre, Aintree. A range of programs and activities will be held at the garden for diverse communities, supporting intergenerational and intercultural cooperation, learning about healthy eating, opportunities to grow culturally appropriate foods, exploring and learning about sustainable garden practices, and building social connection and a sense of belonging.
Wellsprings for WomenWellsprings for Women Classroom RefurbishmentDandenongThe project enabled one of the classrooms to be upgraded, replacing old fittings, cupboards and carpets. The refurbishments enable Wellsprings to use the room more efficiently and safely and to increase the number of participants in activities.
Werribee Baptist Church & Wyndham Community Benevolent Foundation Inc.Werribee Baptist Church UpgradesWerribeeThe main reception area of the building will be refurbished as part of this project, including a new reception counter and improved office space.
Whittlesea City CouncilAlexander Avenue Shops Precinct UpgradeThomastownStreetscape upgrades will be delivered along the Alexander Avenue shops in Thomastown to better connect shops to the adjacent park, community centre and primary school. Upgrades will create more attractive and inviting spaces, improve safety in the area and make the shopping strip more green, welcoming and comfortable.
Whittlesea City CouncilLaurimar Community Activity Centre Public Amenity InstallationDoreenThe Laurimar Community Activity Centre Public Amenity Installation project will deliver a single-cubicle public toilet block to service the needs of the growing Doreen community visiting the Laurimar Town Centre. Project benefits include better convenience and amenity, improvement and promotion of the Laurimar shopping strip and enhanced liveability.
Whittlesea City CouncilReid Street Park UpgradeSouth MorangThe Reid Street Park Upgrade builds on already planned upgrades on Gorge Road and will seek to better connect and activate the Park with the shops along Gorge Road. The upgrade will create a more attractive area for social gathering and play, an active street frontage and will facilitate a more integral approach to the adjacent works happening on Gorge Road.
Whittlesea City CouncilTramoo and High Street Shops RevitalisationLalorThe Tramoo and High Street Shops Revitalisation Project will deliver streetscape upgrades that better connect shops to the adjacent shopping areas and residents. The project will provide a more attractive area for social gathering and outdoor trading and complement the section of the High Street corridor. 
Wingate Avenue Community Centre IncAccessibility UpgradesAscot ValeThe project will enable the community centre to provide paved paths to the building and upgrade the asphalt driveway which will allow prams, wheelchairs and mobility scooters to better access services in the building, and improve access to the outside Farms to Families market.
Wyndham City CouncilVincent Crescent Neighbourhood Renewal ProjectWerribeeThe project will improve the safety and community perceptions of safety in the precinct by beautifying the public realm, adding additional lighting and supporting opportunities for passive surveillance.
Wyndham Park Community Centre IncorporatedCeramics Program UpgradesWerribeeThis project enabled the community centre to build an internal division in its ceramics shed and install ventilation for the existing kiln. The project provided the ceramics program with a safe storage space and to separate the kiln into its own area, addressing serious safety issues and increasing the overall use of this community facility.
Yarra City CouncilGreening Gertrude - Linear Community Garden, Stage TwoFitzroyStage two of ‘Greening Gertrude’ supports the Fitzroy community's vision to become a greener precinct. With investment in quality green small-scale infrastructure, a reimagined ‘community garden’ will be delivered along the length of the 800 metre Gertrude St precinct. With activated facades, hanging baskets and on pavement planter box clusters, the beautification and added greenery and biodiversity will deliver public benefit by creating a powerful sense of pride and belonging.
Yarra Ranges CouncilBrushy Creek Trail Mooroolbark – Trail Improvements and LightingMooroolbarkUpgrades to existing trail sections and improved lighting along Brice Avenue and Red Earth Park will be delivered as part of this project. These will better connect the trail sections from Hull Road to the Hyde Park Walk section of Brushy Creek Trail. The trail and lighting improvements respond to community requests for improved safety and accessibility on the trail that runs through the main activity centre and transport hub of Mooroolbark.
Yarraville Community Garden IncGarden RevitalisationYarravilleThe project will enable Yarraville Community Garden to revitalise public facing garden beds, including replacing broken and damaged apple crate beds with new robust, wicking beds for all of the local community to enjoy.

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