In 2021/2022, $82.7 million will be invested in:
- new health and sports facilities
- upgrading roads and footpaths
- greening our streets and
- providing more open spaces.
These projects were committed to as part of Brimbank’s 2021/2022 Annual Budget. The budget was adopted with input from the local community.
- $43.6 million for sport facility upgrades, including aquatic and wellness centre in Keilor Downs; More Park sports facility upgrade in Ardeer; Green Gully Reserve Oval redevelopment in Keilor Downs; new sports pavilions at Delahey Reserve and Bon Thomas Reserve, Deer Park
- $21 million for roads, footpaths, traffic management, drainage upgrades, and pedestrian links
- $7.3 million for playgrounds, parks and gardens including upgrades to Keilor Park Recreation Reserve, Keilor Park; Cary Street, Sunshine North; and Leslie Street, St Albans
- $3.6 million for bike and shared paths
- $2.2 million for improvements to community facilities and early learning facilities
- $500,000 for town centre upgrades
- $430,000 for sustainability projects
- $1.2 million for street lighting upgrades
- $2 million for widespread tree planting
- $1.6 million towards 100% Carbon Neutral Renewable Electricity Supply
Mental and physical wellbeing is important especially as we recover from the pandemic.
Over $43 million will be invested in sporting clubs and facility upgrades to support healthier communities and bring people together.
Contributing to these outcomes will be the new health and wellbeing hub being built in Keilor Downs. It will be Australia’s first integrated aquatic and leisure centre with social and health support services all under one roof. It will also operate as a carbon neutral centre with a 5 Star Green rating.
Brimbank is home to a wide range of parks, skate parks, playgrounds, walking trails and open spaces.
Almost $11 million will be spent on:
- seven new parks and playgrounds
- two skate parks
- two off-leash dog parks and
- about five kilometres of walking and cycling paths across Brimbank.
These type of projects are improving liveability, bringing communities together and supporting local jobs and businesses.