Family and community centre receives $2.8 million upgrade

More than $2 million in redevelopments to a family and community centre in Narre Warren South will allow the City of Casey to increase its kindergarten intake.

City of Casey Councillors joined the Honourable Adem Somyurek MP, Minister for Local Government

on Wednesday afternoon to officially re-open Strathaird Family and Community Centre after $2.8 million in upgrades.

In 2016, Council was successful in securing a $1.4 million grant through the State Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund, which was matched by Council to deliver additional kindergarten spaces and enhanced community facilities at Strathaird.

The redevelopments included:

• An additional consulting room for Maternal and Child Health services

• An additional four-year-old kindergarten room

• An outdoor play area

• Upgrades to the existing large multi-purpose community room with modern audio-visual technology, a kitchen, courtyard and an extra community meeting room

City of Casey Mayor Cr Amanda Stapledon said she was excited to be at Strathaird to celebrate the re-opening of such an important facility for the Casey community.

“Today we celebrate the delivery of several extra spaces, which will cater for an additional 20 students this year and provide opportunities for the centre to increase its overall intake to 162 students,” she said.

“The City of Casey is working towards a vision of creating Australia’s most liveable city, and in doing so we are committed to providing exceptional facilities for our new and existing communities.

“This development represents a $2.8 million investment in the community of Narre Warren South.

“From here, our children will learn new skills and our community groups can run recreational and support programs, so essentially, this is a space where together our community will grow.”

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