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Published Friday 28 October 2022
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Improving education in Mitchell Shire

Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes officially opened the Marie Williams Kilmore Family and Childrens Centre on Thursday 27 October.

The project saw the existing Marie Williams Kindergarten and Kilmore Maternal and Child Health Centre combined into one centre.

Two new early learning rooms have been added, as well as an additional play space and shared entrances for families and staff.

The centre now features four sessional kindergarten rooms with two associated play spaces, connected Maternal and Child Health consultation suites, program rooms and parent meeting spaces, and a staff lounge and office.

Works were completed without disrupting ongoing services. The kindergarten children were included throughout the build process with opportunities to provide feedback on the construction as part of their learning.

The redevelopment will help the growing Kilmore community access family services in one location and provide an opportunity to embrace the three-year-old kindergarten roll out that started this year.

The $3.36 million upgrade was supported by $1.86 million from the Victorian Government’s Building Blocks Grants, $1.1 million from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund and $394,000 from Mitchell Shire Council.

Quotes from Mayor Bill Chisholm

Facilities like these are so crucial for people living in our community – and those who are about to arrive.

We are a growing Shire and part of our challenge is making sure the education needs of our population are met.

This project will go a long way to supporting our growing communities.

To be able to assist in these projects is something we take great pride in. Thank you to the Victorian Government for providing much-needed funding support.

Cr Bill Chisholm

This page was last updated on 28 October 2022.