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Saturday, June 19, 2021

KNOX: $½-million for Boronia

Boronia will benefit from a $500,000 Suburban Activity Centre investment to support projects such as minor infrastructure upgrades and maintenance, community activities and local business activation.

Jackson Taylor, MLA for Bayswater, describes the investment as providing a “second lease of life” for Boronia.

The injection is part of a $6 million investment in suburban and neighbourhood centres announced by the State Government as part of the Building Works stimulus program – creating local jobs for more locals, to help them through this tough time.

Boronia, along with Melton, Tarneit, Reservoir, Lilydale and Noble Park will share in $3 million provided for suburban activity centres.

The $500,000 investment will be used to help improve the local areas through on-ground works including upgrades to parks, public spaces, increased lighting, public art installations and new footpaths and bike paths.

Mr Taylor says that he will be working closely with Knox Council to deliver an exciting project and and promises to keep the community informed every step of the way and will continue to advocate for further investment for Boronia’s activity centre.

Knox is among 31 local government areas across Melbourne that will benefit from these works.

The Victorian Government will work with local government, business and the community sector to deliver the initiatives. Councils are encouraged to put forward projects that are ready to launch.

The Victorian Government has invested more than $9 billion towards protecting Victorians from the health risks and economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mr. Taylor welcomed this investment to kick-starting the improvement of the Boronia CBD and that he is excited that this journey has begun.

“The Boronia shopping strip and CBD is vital for the strength and cohesion of our local community and this is a great project to ensure they receive the support they need during these challenging times – and creating more local jobs to boot,” Mr Taylor told The Local Paper.