State-of-the-art Greater Beveridge Community Centre nears completion
The highly-anticipated Greater Beveridge Community Centre is on track to be opened in October, with the first kindergarten classes to start in Term 1, 2019.
The $6.74 million facility, which includes two kindergarten rooms, two maternal and child health rooms, consulting suites, multi-purpose rooms and indoor and outdoor gathering spaces, is nearing completion with works being finalised on the car park as well as finishing touches indoors such as painting and signage.
Creating connections and partnerships is a major focus of the new facility, with Council teaming with TRY Australia, who will coordinate and deliver a range of community based, multi-generational services at the centre, as well as three and four-year-old kindergarten. Council will deliver Maternal and Child Health services and library programs.
Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said it was fantastic to see the centre taking shape and it wouldn’t be long before the community could make use of the new facility.
“It’s really exciting to see the Greater Beveridge Community Centre almost completed - it seems like just yesterday that first sod was turned to mark the start of construction,” Cr Sanderson.
“This multi-purpose centre will play a vital role for the growing Beveridge community and will become a real hub for our residents to connect with one another, learn and develop.
“It will also help to cater for the significant amount of growth happening in the southern part of Mitchell Shire and will ease the pressure of kinder facilities in Wallan.
“We’re very lucky to have such a wonderful facility in our backyard and we’d like to sincerely thank the Victorian Government, especially our local members Danielle Green and Jaclyn Symes, as well as the developers Newland for helping fund this community asset.
“This is a fantastic example of early investment in community infrastructure to help bring communities together and create strong networks.”
The project has been jointly funded by Newland ($3 million), the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning ($2.14 million) and the Victorian Government’s Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution ($1.6 million).
Families who wish their children to attend the facility for kindergarten in 2019 can apply via Council’s website. Those who have already enrolled elsewhere can complete a Change of Preference form. To learn more about TRY Australia, visit www.trycs.org.au.