THE HON JOSH FRYDENBERG MP
Member for Kooyong
3 September 2018
GREYTHORN COMMUNITY HUB DELIVERS FOR BALWYN COMMUNITIES
• New community hub gives disadvantaged groups better access to community and allied health services
• The $17.1 million project will attract more than 155,000 visitors each year
• The Coalition Government invested $3.2 million, delivering 47 ongoing jobs
Residents of eastern Melbourne now have better access to health and community services following the opening of the Greythorn Community Hub in Balwyn.
The new Hub will combine a number of community and health services under one roof and is expected to attract more than 155,000 visitors and service users each year.
These services include a neighbourhood house, a new home for the North Balwyn RSL, a library lounge, an expanded childcare centre and the Greythorn Maternal and Child Health Centre.
This project has been a huge team effort, with more than 800 residents providing input into creating a facility that Balwyn locals want and need.
The project has also made a significant contribution to the local economy, supporting 85 jobs during construction with 47 further ongoing roles.
The Hub will benefit a range of people including families, the elderly and international students, who will now have a convenient hub to access services in the region.
In particular, it will improve access for recent migrants to Australia and for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, especially Chinese-speaking ones.
The Hub’s been designed to address gaps in local services, and will benefit the health and wellbeing of the community for generations to come.
The project was jointly funded, with the Coalition Government investing $3.2 million and the City of Boroondara investing $13.9 million.