Local families can look forward to a more straightforward school drop-off with the new Trafalgar Primary Early Learning Centre ready to open for term three.
Co-located at the Trafalgar Primary School, the new centre will provide up to 132 places for three and four-year-old kindergarten programs.
Councillors, Officers and other key stakeholders recently toured the facility to see the final fit-out of the modular building.
The State Government provided $1.8 million towards the centre as part of the 2018-2019 Children’s Facilities Capital Program Major Grants.
The project was delivered by the Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA), with the modular buildings arriving onsite in December 2019. Council contributed a further $150,000 in funding to construct eight additional car parking spaces and $85,000 towards completing the kindergarten fit-out.
The VSBA has confirmed that the additional car parking works will commence in the next few weeks.
Staff have been moving from the old kindergarten during the term break ready to commence delivery of service from the new building next week.
As noted by Mayor Cr Danny Goss
“As the Trafalgar community continues to grow, having a larger facility like this is a great win for local families with the high school, primary school and now the Early Learning Centre all conveniently located together on School Road. We’re also pleased we’ve been able to fund the additional car parking upgrades to the site and the final elements of the building fit-out that will see this project through to completion.”
Image: (Left to right) Cr Michael Leaney, Cr Darren Wallace, Deputy Mayor Cr Peter Kostos, Mayor Cr Danny Goss and Cr Mikaela Power tour the new Trafalgar Primary Early Learning Centre.
Image: Trafalgar Primary Early Learning Centre is ready to open next term.
Image: The reading space at the new ELC.