The $2 million Sunbury & Bulla Neighbourhood Fund has been established to support the Sunbury and Bulla communities during the construction of the West Gate Tunnel.

The fund has been established acknowledging the temporary disruption to the local area while soil is being transported during the boring of the West Gate Tunnel.

Non-for-profit groups can access this fund for projects that bring benefits to Sunbury and Bulla communities.

Funding will be offered in two components – grants and partnerships.


  • Celebrating Neighbourhoods Grants: up to $20,000 for festivals, events and installations that bring local people together.
  • Connecting Neighbourhoods Grants: up to $50,000 for one-off projects or activities that improve community facilities, amenity or participation


  • Transforming Neighbourhoods partnerships: Over $50,000 will be available for improvements to local community, sporting and recreation facilities, the local environment, and other initiatives supporting the building of community and participation. Co-funding will be considered favourably in the assessment process and could be in the form of financial or in-kind contributions.

Projects must predominantly benefit communities in Sunbury and/or Bulla.

Digging of both the outbound and citybound tunnels is now underway, with tunnel boring machines Bella and Vida working their way under Yarraville. Soil from the tunnels is being transported to a purpose-built facility at Bulla.

The West Gate Tunnel Project is an essential project for all of Victoria to provide an alternative to the West Gate Bridge, take trucks off local roads and reduce travel times from the western suburbs.

Applications for Round 2 of the Sunbury & Bulla Neighbourhood Fund is now closed. For any enquiries please call 1800 105 105 or email

Successful applicants will be notified in June 2023.

Any further questions, please call 1800 105 105 or email

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