The $2 million Sunbury & Bulla Neighbourhood Fund has been established by the Victorian Government to support local 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.
Not-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.
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 slash travel times from the western suburbs.