Three Melbourne neighbourhood centres are receiving funding to support local jobs, businesses and the community as we are all living more locally.

Grants of $120,000 have been announced for local infrastructure projects in Strathmore, Sunshine West and Croydon South.

The community and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning have developed these projects in partnership with the Heart Foundation, Victoria Walks and local councils.

The 20-minute neighbourhood principle is a cornerstone of the Victorian Government’s Plan Melbourne. It aims to create local hubs where people can access services, like health facilities, parks and shops within a 20-minute walk from home.

Through the government’s Suburban Revitalisation Program, the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions is working with local government to make 20-minute neighbourhoods a reality and deliver communities that are vibrant, healthy and well connected.

Glengala Shops, Sunshine West, City of Brimbank

  • shop front improvements, a co-working space, parklets and greening

Eastfield Shops and Croydon South Shops, City of Maroondah

  • temporary cycling lanes, shop front improvements and visual merchandising, public art installations, a co-working space and play/active spaces

Woodland Street Shops and Strathmore Shops, City of Moonee Valley 

  • a mobile library lending service and new parklets. The projects are considered to both, activate the centre and provide a much-needed service, particularly during COVID-19 restrictions

Page last updated: 30/09/20