​​​​​​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.

SUCCESSFUL SHARED FACILITIES FUND PROJECTS

Applications to the Shared Facilities Fund are now closed and not accepting further applications. There are a number of exciting projects announced below.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIPS

Bass Coast Shire Council – Successful Project

School NameProject TitleAmount Granted
Wonthaggi Secondary CollegeConstruct two additional highball courts and facilities that can be shared with the local community. $3,000,000


 

City of Wyndham – Successful Projects

School NameProject TitleAmount Granted
Tarneit West Primary SchoolUpgrade to school netball courts (lighting) and new synthetic soccer pitch.$1,250,000
Werribee Secondary CollegeUpgrade to the College's performing arts theatre$723,500

 

City of Hume – Successful Project

School Name Project Title Amount Granted
Sunbury Heights Primary School and Sunbury Downs Secondary CollegeThis project is a a joint community hub, jointly located at Sunbury Heights and Sunbury Downs. The hub will be utilised by both schools as well as Hume City Council. The new, modern facility will include a flexible multi-purpose community and activity meeting spaces, commercial kitchen and spaces for allied health where training, employment support and other services can be provided.$4,207,594

 

City of Whittlesea  Successful Projects

School Name Project Title Amount 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 Name Project Title Amount Granted
Kurunjang Primary SchoolMultiservice community hub$2,350,000

 

Cardinia Shire Council Successful Projects

School Name Project Title Amount Granted
Gum Scrub Creek Primary SchoolBuild additional area for Out of School Hour Care$530,000
Pakenham Hills Primary SchoolBuild an integrated multi-agency/service hub "Parentzone". This space will be an integrated multi-agency community hub for parents, children and the broader community. $2,017,260
Koo Wee Rup Secondary CollegeUpgrade oval and hockey pitch and build a pavilion. Local sporting clubs will be able to access the extra space to play and train. $1,600,000


 

Mitchell Shire Council  Successful Projects

School Name Project Title Amount Granted
Broadford Secondary collegeThis project will replace and upgrade the lighting at the schools oval to enhance the exisitng leisure precinct. Upgardes will include a baseball facility, full sized soccer/football pitch, a junior sized oval and sports pavillion.$121,275
Wallan Secondary College
Upgrade the oval to a full sized Australian Rules oval
$585,000
Wallan Secondary CollegeProvide climate control in new school theatre$46,000
Seymour CollegeConstruct an integrated community/learning hub$3,746,748


 

City of Casey  Successful Projects

School Name Project Title Amount Granted
Narre Warren South P-12 CollegeBuild a synthetic soccer pitch with flood lighting and training facility$1,500,000
Gleneagles Secondary CollegeSynthetic soccer pitch with floodlighting and car parking
$415,000

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Nillumbik Shire Council ​ Successful Project ​

School Name Project Title Amount granted
Eltham High SchoolInstall oval lighting, upgrade and expand the multi-sports courts, create clubrooms and improve car-parking to the stadium$3,373,000​


 

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS​


Royal Geelong Yacht Club – Successful Project 

School NameProject TitleAmount granted
Newcomb Secondary College
(located in City of Greater Geelong)
Demolish the existing Victorian Sailing and Water Safety School building and build a new facility. $3,500,000


 

Scouts Victoria – Successful Project 

School NameProject TitleAmount granted
Carranballac P-9 College
(located in City of Wyndham)
Construct a multipurpose Scouts and Community Centre$1,375,000


 

Collingwood Basketball Association – Successful Project

School NameProject TitleAmount Granted
Collingwood College
(located in City of Yarra)
Redevelopment of the purpose built indoor sports centre$1,150,000

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