Build the facilities that build communities


These are some of the many community facilities needed to transform the outer suburbs. We need dedicated funding for community facilities in new and growing suburbs to help build communities from the ground up. 

Let's Catch Up with the outer suburbs!


  • Three quarters of Perth's population growth is in the outer suburbs. There is a significant shortage of public open space, particularly for local sports facilities. In the face of long commutes to sporting precincts, many families simply miss out on active recreation, entrenching disadvantage and embedding health risks.
  • Growth area Councils in Perth need dedicated Federal Government funding for sporting precincts, to leverage State Government funding, developer contributions and their own investment. There are shovel-ready projects across Gosnells, Cockburn, Armadale, Serpentine-Jarrahdale and Swan, and several in the City of Wanneroo: Alkimos Regional Open Space,Butler North District Open Space, Kingsway Regional Space and the Regional Northern Coastal Swimming Pool. 

Melbourne's North and West

Home to some of the fastest growing suburbs in Australia, and with populations set to double by 2041, a secure and sufficient co-investment stream is vital for Councils to provide community infrastructure like sports and recreation facilities, community centres and kindergartens.

  • Mernda aquatic and recreation centre will provide equitable access to recreation facilities for 58,000 people in the City of Whittlesea
  • Direct investment is needed to meet a significant need for community facilities in the City of Hume
  • An indoor sports stadium in Cobblebank will help meet the growing sports court shortage in the City of Melton.

South East Melbourne

Thirty eight additional soccer pitches are needed right now in south east Melbourne. A commitment to the Casey Regional Soccer Precinct will not only benefit local clubs and players, but also those from regional areas further afield. 

  • Fund the Regional Soccer Centre of Excellence in Casey.