The Espace jeunesse is supported by the State

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PLANS to develop a play space for young people in the area have received a boost following the announcement of funding from the state government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.

Nearly $1.5 million is expected to be spent on redesigning the Yerram Yaluk Bun gaming space in Inverleigh from the statewide $50 million grant scheme.

The project aims to convert the facility into a recreational site for young people with a new skate park, bike path, basketball courts, shelter and seating.

The project was shaped by the community with consultation led by the Inverleigh Progress Association, and Buninyong MP Michaela Settle said it was great to see the suggestions become reality.

“I am so happy that the ideas of the Inverleigh community can now come to life with the creation of this special space,” she said.

“The Espace jeunesse active will transform our community and I can’t wait to see some slam dunks and ollies once the work is finished! »

The Growing Suburbs Fund aims to help suburban local governments provide community facilities such as parks, hubs and recreation centers.

The increased funding adds $700,000 in federal cash to the municipality’s $150,000.

Golden Plains Shire Mayor Cr Gavin Gamble said the renovated youth space will help Inverleigh’s population grow.

‘Inverleigh is one of the fastest growing communities in the County and the council is pleased to be able to offer a purpose-built space for young people in Inverleigh and surrounding towns,’ he said.

“The council thanks the Victorian Government for its significant contribution of $1.48 million from the Growing Suburbs Fund, which alongside $700,000 from the Australian Government and $150,000 from the council will fully fund this project.”

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