Council welcomes additional funding for vital community infrastructure projects

Published: 2 May 2022

Cardinia Shire Council is excited to welcome additional funding of $2.58 million received under the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (Phase 3).

Announced by Federal Member for La Trobe, the Honourable Jason Wood MP last Thursday, the additional funding will support Council delivery of nine projects, including:

  • resurfacing the Nar Nar Goon Football/Cricket Oval.
  • constructing an off-street carpark for the new youth facility on James Street, Pakenham.
  • upgrading to a signalled intersection at Timbertop-Pinkhill Boulevard.
  • upgrading over 2,000 streetlights from mercury vapour to energy-efficient LED across Cardinia Shire.
  • developing a new fully fenced, dog off leash area at the Officer District Park.
  • developing a parkour zone at the Officer District Park.
  • completing outdoor landscaping and accessibility works at Cockatoo Cottages.
  • installations as part of implementing the Deep Creek interpretation signage plan.
  • undertaking playspace renewal and upgrade works at Parman Avenue Reserve, Pakenham.

Cardinia Shire Bunyip Ward Cr Graeme Moore also attended the announcement at Nar Nar Goon Oval last week.

“We welcome this funding and thank the Australian Government for their commitments to some of our important community projects,” Cr Moore said.

“This funding will greatly assist us in ensuring critical infrastructure and facilities are delivered for our shire.”

Federal Member for La Trobe, Jason Wood MP welcomed the funding announcements.

“My electorate of La Trobe and all of south-east Melbourne has seen a population explosion over recent years. That is why I am proud to have secured Federal funding on behalf of the Liberal Morrison Government for these projects which ensure we have a safer and more liveable community.”

For more information about major projects happening in Cardinia Shire visit Council’s website at or call the Customer Service Team on 1300 787 624.

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