Posted on 23. Jul, 2010 in Clayton Update

The old sports club at Springvale Reserve has undergone a $952,500 redevelopment and is now much more accessible to the entire community, thanks to the Brumby Labor Government.

Minister for Community Development Lily D’Ambrosio said the Brumby Labor Government would contribute a $200,000 Victorian Community Support Grant to transform the old Springvale Sports Club into a multipurpose community centre.

“Strong families need strong communities, which is why we are investing in upgrading community facilities, like at Springvale Reserve,” Ms D’Ambrosio said.

“Springvale is a growing area, with many young families moving in, and this new centre will provide modern multipurpose facilities for years to come.

“This facility maximises the opportunities for local people to come together to develop new skills, make new friends and get involved in community activities.

“There is space for education and training, as well as storage areas for groups to keep their equipment.”

Ms D’Ambrosio congratulated all the partners involved in the redevelopment.

“The project is a result of the City of Greater Dandenong working in partnership with the Brumby Labor Government and the Federal Government,” she said.

In addition to the $200,000 from the Brumby Labor Government, funding was provided by the Federal Government and the City of Greater Dandenong, making it a true partnership between all three levels of government.

Member for Clayton Hong Lim said that 64 per cent of local residents were born overseas and 73 per cent of residents spoke a language other than English.

“Springvale is one of Melbourne’s most multicultural areas, and a large facility like this with capacity for celebrations of up to 200 people will be in high demand for years to come,” he said.

Since 2004, the Victorian Community Support Grants program has supported 595 projects worth more than $99.3 million that improve communities.

For more information about the Victorian Community Support Grants, please visit

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