The City of Casey today welcomed Premier Daniel Andrews to Clyde North to celebrate the start of an exciting project – the new Kilora Family and Community Centre.
City of Casey Mayor Cr Amanda Stapledon was joined by Premier Andrews on site to view the plans and celebrate works kicking off on the $6.3 million project, which is expected to be completed and opened for Term 1 next year.
The facility will be set over two-story’s and include three kindergarten playrooms, two Maternal and Child Health consultation rooms, as well as a community room with private courtyard.
Cr Stapledon said Council was excited to deliver this much-needed facility for the growing Clyde North community.
“We are working towards creating Australia’s most liveable city and in doing so, Council is committed to providing exceptional facilities for both our new and existing communities,” she said.
“Across the City of Casey more than 100 babies are born each week and so the demand on family and community services grows rapidly.
“Council is committed to building the facilities needed to keep up with the growing demand and so our residents can access important services like kindergarten and MCH close to home.
“The Kilora Family and Community Centre represents a more than $6 million investment in the community of Clyde North, and we thank the State Government for their contribution towards this project.
“From here, our children will learn new skills, new babies and parents will receive support from our MCH nurses and our community groups will run recreational and support programs – essentially this is a space where together our community will grow.
“I look forward to watching this project come out of the ground throughout 2019 and to see it swing open it’s doors to local families next year.”
Council is investing $4.71 million towards this project, with the State Government contributing $1.6 million through the Children’s Facilities Capital Program.