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22 February 2024

The revitalisation of Melton is set to continue, thanks to further support from the Victorian Government.

Member for Melton Steve McGhie today announced $231,500 from the Government’s Suburban Revitalisation Program would back two new locally led projects. These have been designed to continue building thriving places and connected communities in Melton.

Identified by the Melton Suburban Revitalisation Board, these projects are being delivered in partnership with local community organisations, including Basketball Victoria and Melton City Council.


Local community members can look forward to Basketball Victoria delivering a trial program named Community Sport Connection which is aimed at using the key community bases of Melton Indoor Recreation Centre, Caroline Springs Recreation Centre, and Cobblebank Stadium. This includes feeder primary and secondary school facilities within the LGA to build sports pathways and volunteer recruitment networks for students and parents. The target sports for this program would be basketball, volleyball, and badminton.


Melton City Council will also provide a boost to our community through the Melton Food Systems Collective. This project will engage local food relief service providers, primary prevention groups and relevant local organisations within the Melton Town Centre Precinct to establish the Melton Foods Systems Collective. The Collective will enhance sustainability, collective knowledge, community standing and mobilisation of actions in preventing, mapping and responding to food security needs within the town centre area.


To date, the Victorian Government has invested more than $3.7 million in 29 Melton suburban revitalisation projects valued at more than $4.9 million through the Suburban Revitalisation Board.

There are eight Suburban Revitalisation Boards across Melbourne, focused on driving economic and social renewal – in Boronia, Broadmeadows, Frankston, Lilydale, Melton, Noble Park, Reservoir and Tarneit.

Since 2016, the Suburban Revitalisation Board program has invested more than $45 million into 224 projects, worth more than $103 million, across metropolitan Melbourne.

For more information about the suburban revitalisation program, visit


Quotes attributable to Minister for the Suburbs Sonya Kilkenny

“Melton is a vital part of Melbourne, and I am proud to support these local projects to help unlock the suburb’s full potential.”

“Revitalisation projects in key activity centres across Melbourne are improving liveability, boosting local economies and building thriving, connected communities.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Melton Steve McGhie

“It’s great to see the Victorian Government continue to invest in Melton. Projects like these address key local priorities and focus on improving community spaces, wellbeing and connection.”


“Melton is home to a vibrant, growing community, and this funding will make it an even more exciting place for locals and visitors.”