Drouin is a step closer to providing kindergarten places for its growing population with the expansion of the Drouin Primary Early Learning Centre.
Mayor of Baw Baw Shire Cr Mikaela Power, Cr Keith Cook and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing with the help of some excited students, joined last Monday to turn the first sod at the site, co-located at Drouin Primary School.
The expanded centre will provide 88 places for four-year old kindergarten programs and 22 for three-year old programs.
The facility will be built by local company Kubale Constructions with completion expected before the end of 2019, just in time for term one 2020.
This project has been funded in partnership with State Government and Baw Baw Shire Council.
As stated by Mayor Cr Mikaela Power
“With more and more families choosing to call Baw Baw Shire home, our need for more early years learning infrastructure is at an all-time high. It’s great to see this vital facility now underway which will provide new and much needed kindergarten spaces.”
“Providing new Early Learning Facilities has been one of Council’s key advocacy projects over the last few years and we’re grateful for the ongoing support from both Harriet and the State Government.”
As stated by Cr Keith Cook
“Drouin is growing fast! It was only three years ago we were standing here to open the new Early Learning Centre and we’re already needing to expand it.”
“The town is growing at such a rate that it is a challenge to provide all the necessary infrastructure and services for our residents.”