​​​​​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 a number of 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. 


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 Project

School NameProject TitleAmount Granted
Tarneit West Primary School Upgrade to school netball courts (lighting) and new synthetic soccer pitch.$1,250,000

City of Hume – Successful Project

School Name Project Title Amount Granted
Sunbury Heights Primary School and Sunbury Downs Secondary CollegeConstruct a community hub jointly located.$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"$2,017,260
Koo Wee Rup Secondary CollegeUpgrade oval and hockey pitch and build a pavilion$1,600,000

Mitchell Shire Council  Successful Projects

School Name Project Title Amount Granted
Broadford Secondary collegeUpgrade sports lighting$121,275
Wallan Secondary College
Upgrade the oval to a full sized Australian Rules oval
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


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​


Scouts Victoria – Successful Project 

School NameProject TitleAmount granted
Carranballac P-12 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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