02 April 2024

The Victorian Government is working with local government, businesses and communities to drive economic and social prosperity across Melbourne through the Suburban Revitalisation Program.

Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor MP, representing Minister for the Suburbs Sonya Kilkenny, joined residents and business leaders at the newly revitalised Eastern Access Community Health (EACH) centre in Boronia on Friday 15 March 2024, to celebrate the opening of the new community garden, food pantry and unveil a large reconciliation artwork on the façade of the building.

Funded in collaboration between the Victorian Government and Eastern Access Community Health, the $145,000 facility upgrades deliver better open spaces for supporting community connectivity, food relief for local families and celebration of the suburb’s rich diversity.

The Victorian Government’s Suburban Revitalisation Board initiative brings together the State Government, Council and community leaders to focus on selected suburbs to support locally led initiatives and priorities aimed at strengthening social connections and local economic prosperity.

On the advice of the Boronia Suburban Revitalisation Board, the State Government has provided approximately $3.8 million towards 25 projects in Boronia since 2020.

Throughout metropolitan Melbourne, the Suburban Revitalisation Boards program has invested more than $46 million in 246 projects since 2016 to the value of more than $106 million.

The Suburban Revitalisation Program is supported by the Office for Suburban Development – all projects are undertaken in partnership and collaboration with local government, businesses, service providers and community.

Quotes attributable to Jackson Taylor MP, Member for Bayswater and Chair, Boronia Suburban Revitalisation Board

“This project will provide locals opportunity to get involved in growing their own food and help bring all residents together”.

“We will continue to explore further opportunities to co-invest in projects that meet the needs and aspirations of local communities not just in Boronia, but across our great city and its suburbs.”