Fresh new community facilities open in Wyndham

Works to deliver new and improved community centres and facilities across Wyndham have wrapped up, with February marking the end of construction on three major projects.

On Monday, 10th February, Wyndham City Mayor Cr Josh Gilligan joined Tarneit MP Sarah Connolly to officially open the all-new Mainview Boulevard Family Learning Centre in Truganina.

Cr Gilligan said the Wyndham City facility would service residents in the fast-growing suburb.

“Truganina’s population is rising at a rapid rate, which means the demand for services is growing too. That’s why we’ve built a new Family Learning Centre in Truganina East, to provide the services our growing community needs,” Cr Gilligan said.

“With more than 90 babies born a week here in Wyndham, it’s important that we provide the services needed to ensure these babies get the best possible start in life.”

“This includes maternal and child health, support services, and early childhood education – exactly what the new centre will provide.”

This $6.4 million Wyndham City Project is supported with $2.4 million in grants from the State Government.

On Tuesday, 11th February, Cr Gilligan was again joined by Tarneit MP Sarah Connolly to officially open two newly redeveloped facilities – Tarneit Community Learning Centre and Central Park Community Centre in Hoppers Crossing.

Cr Gilligan said the redevelopment of Tarneit Community Learning Centre was part of a broader Wyndham City initiative that delivered more Council services closer to home.

“Expanded services on offer from this centre include building services, the opportunity to meet with town planning experts, and meetings with Council’s economic development unit,” Cr Gilligan said.

“We’ve also remodelled the entry, strengthening the connection between the centre and the library, improved meeting spaces, built a new lounge and community café, more meeting rooms, a new space for youth, and improved landscaping.”

This $2.5 million Wyndham City project was supported by the State Government with $1.08 million through the Growing Suburbs Fund and $100,000 through the Changing Places Fund, which went towards building accessible toilets at the centre.

Central Park Community Centre has also received a makeover, bringing the 22-year-old centre into the 21st century.

Cr Gilligan said a key component of the redevelopment was improving the accessibility between indoor and outdoor spaces.

“In 2018 we opened our very first Seniors Exercise Park at the Central Park Community Centre, fitted out with equipment tailored to our senior residents, giving them the opportunity to improve their physical fitness, socialise, and improve their mental health,” Cr Gilligan said.

“This redevelopment also introduces new community spaces for residents and groups, while also expanding on the service offering.”

This $1.1 million Wyndham City project was supported by the State Government with a $425,000 grant.

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