Two new kindergarten rooms with space to accommodate 66 children are now under construction in Sunshine.
The rooms, which will form part of the larger Alexandra Avenue Children’s Centre, will cost $1.49million to build.
The project is being jointly funded by Brimbank City Council ($940,080) and the Victorian Government ($500,000) through the Department of Education and Training Children’s Facilities Capital Funding program.
Brimbank Council Mayor, Cr Lucinda Congreve, and Member for St Albans, Natalie Suleyman MP, visited the future Alexandra Avenue Kindergarten site for a ceremonial sod turn and to inspect the progress of the project.
Mayor Congreve said: “We’re very happy to be able to partner with the Victorian Government to deliver this project to the community.
“Brimbank Council is committed to early years’ education and to providing quality service infrastructure for the community.
“These new kindergarten rooms will provide more places to meet growing demand in the area, and add to the existing services and programs already available at the Alexandra Avenue Children’s Centre,” the Mayor said.
Alexandra Avenue Children’s Centre at 31 Alexandra Avenue, Sunshine, currently provides local families with access to long day care, Maternal and Child Health services, allied health services for early years, and family services.