The Suburban Revitalisation Program is celebrating the appointment of 4 new Suburban Revitalisation Board Chairs. The new Chairs will continue the great work of their Boards. They will work with the community on projects to improve life in Melbourne's suburbs.
Lilydale Suburban Revitalisation Board Chair, Daniela De Martino MP
New Chair of the Lilydale Suburban Revitalisation Board, Daniela De Martino MP is ‘delighted to be appointed as the new Chair of the Lilydale Suburban Revitalisation Board and looking forward to working with the community to make Lilydale an even better place to live, work and connect.'
Elected as State Member for Monbulk in 2022, Ms De Martino grew up in the area and is excited about working to identify and deliver local priorities for the community.
The population of Lilydale is estimated to double by 2041 to more than 31,000 people, with at least 35% over 60 years old. The Lilydale Suburban Revitalisation Board will continue to focus on building a strong foundation for that growth through locally-led projects to help Lilydale thrive.
Since 2016, the Victorian Government has invested close to $3.2 million across 22 highly valued Lilydale revitalisation projects. These include stages one and two of the Lions Park Improvement, and upgrades to the Heritage Rail Station Precinct and Lilydale Sailing Club.
Ms De Martino MP is one of four new Suburban Revitalisation Board Chairs to be appointed, with the other three being Nathan Lambert MP for the Reservoir Suburban Revitalisation Board, Dylan Wight MP for the Tarneit Suburban Revitalisation Board, and Kathleen Matthews-Ward MP for the Broadmeadows Suburban Revitalisation Board.
Reservoir Suburban Revitalisation Board Chair, Nathan Lambert MP
New Chair of the Reservoir Suburban Revitalisation Board, Nathan Lambert MP was elected as the State Member for Preston in the 2022 election.
Of his appointment, Mr Lambert will ‘use this opportunity to continue to identify and deliver local priorities for the Reservoir community, to reflect the suburb’s multicultural and inclusive way of life.’
Since 2021, the Victorian Government has invested close to $3.4 million across 25 highly valued Reservoir Suburban Revitalisation projects, including FUSE Darebin’s Contemporary Multi-Arts Festival and an extension to the Birds and Beans Training Café.
Tarneit Suburban Revitalisation Board Chair, Dylan Wight MP
In his new role as Chair of the Tarneit Suburban Revitalisation Board, Mr Wight MP is ‘excited to bring residents and businesses in one of Melbourne’s fastest growing suburbs more opportunities to celebrate who they are and where they live.’
Dylan Wight is the current local Member for Tarneit. He is an experienced political and community activist with a passion for delivering the very best for his local community. As a proud father of two, Dylan is committed to working for local families like his own.
With the population of Tarneit expect to increase by 164% by 2041, the Tarneit Suburban Revitalisation Board is helping create infrastructure and a more inclusive, connected community.
Since 2021, the Victorian Government has invested close to $3.5 million in 24 Tarneit revitalisation projects. These include revitalising Tarneit’s parks and the Penrose Community Garden.
Broadmeadows Suburban Revitalisation Board Chair, Kathleen Matthews-Ward MP
Ms Matthews-Ward MP was elected at the 2022 election and is a hardworking advocate for social justice, and strong supporter of inclusion and diversity.
Ms Matthews-Ward MP is ‘focused on delivering programs and other projects that will bridge gaps in our community and bring people together.’
The Broadmeadows Suburban Revitalisation Board works with the community to improve infrastructure, create jobs and community programs, helping deliver a better place to live, work and play.
To date, the Victorian Government has invested more than $17 million in 28 Broadmeadows revitalisation projects valued at almost $58 million. These include the redevelopment of Broadmeadows Town Hall, upgrades to the Broadmeadows Railway station, the Brite Nursery Precinct redevelopment and several projects within the Banksia Gardens Estate.
There are 8 Suburban Revitalisation Boards across Melbourne, focused on driving economic and social renewal in Broadmeadows, Boronia, Frankston, Lilydale, Melton, Noble Park, Reservoir and Tarneit.
Since 2016, the Suburban Revitalisation Board program has invested more than $44 million into 216 projects in these key areas.
Page last updated: 23/03/23