​​The 2016-17 Shared Facilities Fund helps to develop community facilities on school sites across Victoria. The funding allocated through this program will deliver funding to schools, councils and other institutions to develop shared facilities arrangements. This funding can be used to implement a range of community infrastructure projects on school sites, including early learning centres, sporting facilities and community hubs.

In the 2016-17 State budget, the Government invested $50 million into the Shared Facilities Fund (SFF). Co-located and shared facilities build a sense of collective purpose between school and community. They facilitate diverse and positive learning experiences, increasing family involvement in children’s school and improving attendance and achievement of students. They build a sense of community and foster improved connectivity with schools.

The SFF will complement other government infrastructure investments in communities and will build partnerships with local councils. This program is overseen by the Deputy Premier and the State Treasurer, and administered by the Department of Education and Training. 

The expression of interest round is now closed.


Applications to the Shared Facilities Fund are being considered and four exciting projects have already been announced (listed below), with many more to follow soon.  Further announcements of successful applicants will be made on a rolling basis as we continue to work with a range of stakeholders to identify possible funding opportunities. 

City of Whittlesea  - Successful Projects

School NameProject TitleAmount Granted
Edgars Creek Secondary CollegeSynthetic Sports Oval Upgrade$4,703,595
Laurimar Primary SchoolNetball Court lights and shelter$225,000


City of Melton – Successful Project

School NameProject TitleAmount Granted
Kurunjang Primary SchoolMultiservice community hub$2,350,000


Collingwood Basketball Association – Successful Project

School NameProject TitleAmount Granted
Collingwood CollegeRedevelopment of the purpose build indoor sports centre$1,150,000


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Case study: Communit​y Bank Stadium in Diamond Creek

Opened in 2012, the Community Bank Stadium is situated on land between two schools in Diamond Creek and provides a home for basketball, netball and gymnastics organisations, as well as a range of school and community activities. It features a multi-use design incorporating auditorium space, three multipurpose sports courts and office and community meeting spaces. The stadium is used by Diamond Valley College (800 Year 7–12 students) and Diamond Creek East Primary School (400 students) as well as by Jets Gymnastics, Diamond Creek Force Netball Association, Diamond Valley Basketball Association and the Diamond Creek Basketball Club. 

The $10.5 million stadium was jointly funded by the Nillumbik Shire Council and the federal government, with a $1 million sponsorship from Bendigo Bank and a $2.5 million contribution from the Victorian Government through Sport and Recreation Victoria.

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Email: vsba@edumail.vic.gov.au
Phone: 1800 896 950