Croydon Town Centre will receive a boost under the Shorten Labor Government which will provide funding for a significant redevelopment, Shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus and candidate for Deakin Tony Clarke announced today.

The Croydon Town Centre project will create a welcoming and vibrant town square connecting Croydon Main Street with buses and trains. This new public space along with improved day and night time safety will boost local business and encourage visitors and locals alike to stay longer and visit more often.

A Shorten Labor Government will contribute $1 million in funding toward this project. Tony Clark and Labor will work with Maroondah City Council to deliver the $3 million project with the City Council committing the remaining funding.

“Development of the Croydon Town Centre will bring our community together and give it a vibrant new centre of activity that we can all enjoy,” Mr Clark said.

“More people are choosing to live near Croydon Town Centre and we need to ensure they have access to safe and engaging spaces for both day and night activities.

“This is something that Maroondah City Council, the Croydon Main Street Traders’ Association and the Croydon Chamber of Commerce having been working towards for a long time. I’m proud to have the opportunity to work together with them to deliver this project for our local community,” Mr Clark said.

Mr Dreyfus said a Shorten Labor Government will help create opportunities for local Deakin businesses.

“Labor’s commitment to the Town Centre will create great opportunities for business, commercial growth and local employment in Croydon as well as a place for the community to come together,” Mr Dreyfus said.

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