The new $13.3 million Stage 1 redevelopment of MacPherson Park in Melton is now complete thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.

Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas, representing Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane today officially opened the new multipurpose community pavilion.

The project received $2 million from the 2017-18 round of the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund, which supports the creation of community connections, enhanced services, and provides greater opportunities for the local community.

The two storey 1,068m2 multipurpose community pavilion features ten fully accessible and gender-neutral change rooms, two first aid rooms, social spaces, a canteen and a shared kitchen.

Additional Stage 1 works have upgraded the entry road and include hardcourts, a synthetic multiuse oval and landscape works. The new facilities will service a host of local football, netball and cricket clubs.

Stage 1 has been delivered by the Melton City Council, which contributed $11.2 million towards the project. AFL Victoria also contributed $100,000.

The Growing Suburbs Fund has invested more than $31.65 million into Melton City Council for 28 projects.

More information on the Growing Suburbs Fund is available at:

Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane

“The Growing Suburbs Fund provides crucial community infrastructure and is delivering results for local communities”

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas

“It’s great to see the Growing Suburbs Fund delivering projects like the MacPherson Park redevelopment, providing vital services to growing communities.” 

Quote attributable to Member for Melton Steve McGhie

“Melton is one of Victoria’s fastest growing areas, and it’s important that locals have modern and accessible facilities so people can get out and get active.”

Quote attributable to Brian McNabb, President of Melton Football Netball Club

“This is magnificent project – not only for the local sports clubs, but for everyone in the Melton region.”