Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos, today joined City of Melton Mayor Cr Sophie Ramsey and Member for Melton, Don Nardella, to open the Bridge Road Children’s and Community Centre in fast-growing Melton South.
The $6.7 million centre will cater to local families by offering services including occasional care, maternal and child health, breastfeeding support, parenting programs, playgroups, immunisations and a variety of community activities.
The Bridge Road Children’s and Community Centre provides 198 four-year-old kindergarten places and 123 three-year-old kindergarten places to meet demand in this fast-growing suburb.
The Andrews Labor Government is investing $50 million in the early childhood sector through the building and upgrading of kindergartens and children’s centres.
Infrastructure projects such as these ensure local children’s services have the space and flexibility they need to deliver 15 hours of kindergarten alongside a range of other vital early years programs.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos
“By bringing these services together under one roof we are ensuring Melton South kids and their families can access quality health and early education services close to where they live.”
“Labor is investing in education from preschool to post-graduate and this new centre is providing quality early learning programs to Melton South.”
“Our Budget has secured $50 million to build and upgrade kindergartens across Victoria, particularly in areas of high growth and disadvantage.”
Quotes attributable to member for Member for Melton, Don Nardella
“Melton families really value their early childhood services and I’m pleased to be here at the opening of this terrific new Children’s and Community Centre in Melton South.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020