25 February 2021

The newly upgraded Golden Square Reserve in thriving Hoppers Crossing is now open for people to enjoy, thanks to support from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.

Sarah Connolly MP, representing Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane, and joined by Kaushaliya Vaghela MP officially opened the new $666,000 reserve this week.

The reserve upgrade received $325,000 from the 2018-19 round of the Growing Suburbs Fund, which supports the creation of community connections, enhanced services, and provides greater opportunities at the local level.

The revamped reserve has a new playground, large kickabout area and basketball half-court, alongside picnic areas, new landscaping and plenty of shade for the summer.

The upgrade was completed by Wyndham City Council, which contributed $341,000 towards the project.

The Growing Suburbs Fund is a $325 million investment over six years in critical local infrastructure in Melbourne’s diverse and fast-growing outer suburbs.

Since 2015, Wyndham City Council has received more than $27.5 million in funding to support the delivery of 20 priority projects.

More information on the Growing Suburbs Fund is at:

Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane

“The Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund provides vital community infrastructure and continues to deliver results for Melbourne’s fast-growing suburbs.”

“The newly redeveloped Golden Square Reserve will be a great benefit for families and children in this fast-growing community and I'm pleased the Growing Suburbs Fund has helped to make it happen.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly

“I look forward to seeing the Golden Square Reserve become a much-loved part of Hoppers Crossing – a place for everyone in our community to come and enjoy thanks to the Growing Suburbs Fund.”