Playground upgrade for Ross Creek gets funding

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13 May 2021

Families in Ross Creek will soon be able to enjoy a new-look playground and park thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.

Michaela Settle the Member for Buninyong has announced Golden Plains Shire Council will receive $450,000 towards the project from the Growing Suburbs Fund, which helps Melbourne’s rapidly developing interface and peri-urban councils deliver high-quality facilities for their communities.

The funding will support a new playground, fitness equipment for adults, a barbecue and picnic facilities at the Ross Creek Recreation Reserve.

Walking trails through the reserve will also be expanded.

This is the second round of Growing Suburbs Fund support for Golden Plains, after the popular and successful fund was expanded to peri-urban councils last year.

Since its establishment in 2015, the Growing Suburbs Fund has facilitated $913.2 million in local infrastructure, created more than 8,880 jobs and supported 253 projects across Melbourne’s fastest-growing areas.

For more information on the Growing Suburbs Fund and other local government grants programs, visit

Quotes attributable to Michaela Settle Member for Buninyong

“After lobbying I’m delighted that the Growing Suburbs Fund was expanded last year to include peri-urban councils so growing communities in rural communities like Ross Creek can be supported.”

“The $550,000 project will help transform Ross Creek recreational reserve with new playground, exercise stations, walking trail and barbeque.”

 “Ross Creek is a great place to live and upgrading the recreation reserve will be great for families, students at Woady Yaloak, younger children and everyone in the community.”

Quotes attributable to Cr Helena Kirby, Mayor of Golden Plains Shire

“Golden Plains Shire Council are very pleased to partner with the Victorian Government to deliver the Ross Creek Play and Active Rec Upgrade for children and families in our growing townships of Ross Creek and Smythes Creek.”

“This project began as a new playground and, thanks to significant funding support from the Growing Suburbs Fund, has been expanded to include walking trails, fitness equipment and barbeque and picnic facilities, making the Ross Creek Recreation Reserve a destination for families in the north of Golden Plains Shire.”