Posted on 15. Jul, 2010 in Clayton Update

A Clayton and Clarinda project aimed at delivering priority projects identified by the local community received a $400,000 boost today from the Brumby Labor Government

Visiting the Clayton Community Centre, the base for the project, Minister for Community Development Lily D’Ambrosio said the project involved residents and local businesses working with government and community organisations to make the area an even better place to live and work.

“The three-year Clayton, Clayton South and Clarinda Change Project is a joint initiative of the cities of Monash and Kingston and I’m thrilled our Government has been able to support this important project,” Ms D’Ambrosio said.

“During the development of the Clayton Community Action Plan local people identified five areas for improvement, and this change project will help them address those areas.”

Ms D’Ambrosio said the five priority areas were:

  • Communication and learning from each other;
  • Community wellbeing;
  • Built and natural environment;
  • Community safety, access and amenity; and
  • Recreation and Leisure


“The funding will go towards employing a project officer to work from the Clayton Community Centre to ensure that the needs of local people are understood, as well as the activities required to implement their ideas for improvement,” she said.

Member for Clayton Hong Lim said he was really pleased the Brumby Labor Government was supporting this project.

“This project has the potential to deliver real benefits for the local community in areas that they have identified as being important,” he said.

“I look forward to seeing the initiatives that come out of this project and the on-the-ground results for the local community.”

In addition to the $400,000 Victorian Community Support Grant from the Brumby Labor Government, funding is being provided by the Monash and Kingston City Councils and the Monash Volunteer Resource Centre.

Since 2004, the Victorian Community Support Grants program has supported 578 projects worth $97.3 million that improve communities.

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


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