4 June 2015
TURNING OF THE SOD AT THE CHIRNSIDE PARK INTEGRATED CHILDCARE FACILITY A WIN FOR THE COMMUNITY
Member for Evelyn Christine Fyffe has congratulated Chirnside Park Integrated Childcare Facility on the turning of the sod of their new facility, which will provide services ranging from pre-school for both 3 and 4 year olds, early childhood intervention services, community programs and expanded occasional care services.
Ms Fyffe said it was a long time in the making and is wonderful to see construction is now going to be underway.
“Funding of $1.38 million which helped make this facility possible was part of a $40 million capital grants package delivered by the former Coalition Government announced back in 2012,” Ms Fyffe said.
In 2013 Yarra Ranges Council subsequently approved plans for the new hub and allocated a further $3.6 million.
“It goes to show the importance of planning for the future as these facilities do not miraculously spring up overnight. They take time.
With a number of rooms to be made available to the community, the facility can also be used by senior citizens and other interested groups.
“The new facility will be twice the size of the old one. This offers excellent opportunities for future growth which in turn means even more families will be reached.
Early childhood is such a critical time in a child’s developmental cycle.
“With good services that help overcome the inevitable challenges that occur along the way, we are setting these future adults up for a good and happy life. It is the best gift we can give,” Ms Fyffe said.