Planning for a growing population

Demand for cultural, sporting and recreation spaces is increasing with population growth.

All Victorians should have the opportunity to participate and access activity spaces. No matter where they live. Participation:

  • improves health and wellbeing
  • encourages social cohesion
  • provides employment opportunities

The Victorian Government is delivering new and improved facilities in consultation with local communities. This will better meet the diverse needs of metropolitan and regional areas.

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If all Victorians met the recommended target for physical activity, there would be 4,000 fewer preventable deaths each year. As well as a $3.35 billion increase in productivity and avoided health care costs.


Projects and reforms

The Victorian Infrastructure Plan includes 7 projects and reforms under this Culture, sport and community priority. These are detailed in the Culture, sport and community sector plan and full edition VIP, available for download together with:

  • Government response - outlines our position and addresses 137 recommendations made by Infrastructure Victoria in its 30-year Infrastructure Strategy
  • Technical report - indicates where projects and reforms meet the plan’s four objectives

Case study

Community Bank Stadium in Diamond Creek

Opened in 2012, the Community Bank Stadium is situated on land between 2 schools in Diamond Creek. It provides a home for:

  • basketball
  • netball
  • gymnastics
  • school and community activities

The stadium incorporates auditorium space, 3 multipurpose sports courts, and office and community meeting spaces. It is utilised by:

  • Diamond Valley College (800 Year 7–12 students)
  • Diamond Creek East Primary School (400 students)
  • Jets Gymnastics
  • Diamond Creek Force Netball Association
  • Diamond Valley Basketball Association
  • Diamond Creek Basketball Club

The $10.5 million stadium was jointly funded. A $2.5 million Victorian Government contribution was made through Sport and Recreation Victoria. The balance was funded by Nillumbik Shire Council, the Commonwealth Government, and $1 million Bendigo Bank sponsorship.


The Victorian Infrastructure Plan identifies 3 other priorities within the Culture, sport and community sector. They are:

Maintaining Victoria’s competitive edge

Growing participation

Maintaining our current facilities