Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development Wendy Lovell and Member for South Barwon Andrew Katos today officially opened the new $675,000 children's room at Torquay Children's Services Hub.
The Victorian Coalition Government provided $500,000 to build the new room at the Hub as an election commitment.
"This fantastic new space at the Torquay Children's Services Hub is a great example of why the Coalition Government has allocated more than $80 million to early childhood infrastructure in the last 18 months," Ms Lovell said.
"The next capital grants funding round of $36 million, announced last month, will mean many more children's services can extend and modernise their buildings, just like Torquay Children's Services Hub.
"It's a pleasure to be here today to officially open this brand new wing, which has provided an additional 33 places for kindergarten children in Torquay.
"More than 125 four year olds are already making the most of this facility, and many more local children will benefit for years to come," Ms Lovell said.
Torquay Kindergarten opened in 1962 in Anderson Street and moved to the Hub in Grossman's Road in 2006.
"I am pleased that this new building has ensured Torquay now has the space it needs to be able to continue delivering quality early childhood education to all young children," Ms Lovell said.
Mr Katos said the extension was also made possible thanks to the hard work of local parents, the Surf Coast Shire, which contributed $150,000 to the project, and the Torquay Kindergarten Committee.
"The Torquay Kindergarten Committee should be proud of raising more than $25,000 for this important project, and I'd like to commend them on their work," Mr Katos said.
"The Coalition Government is delighted to partner with kindergarten parent committees such as Torquay and local governments like the Surf Coast Shire, to help deliver state-of-the-art kindergartens right across Victoria."