Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos, today joined Member for Footscray, Marsha Thomson and City of Maribyrnong Mayor Nam Quach to open the Braybrook Community Hub.
The new $12.55 million complex includes an early years centre that offers kindergarten and occasional care, consulting rooms for maternal and child health services and a multi-purpose room for playgroups and other community activities.
A new library and learning centre, sports pavilion and community health centre offering paediatric allied health and counselling services are also part of the hub.
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.
The Andrews Labor Government continues to call on the Federal Government to provide ongoing funding for 15 hours of kindergarten, and end the uncertainty affecting kindergartens and parents of young children across the state.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos
“This new centre will meet the demand for services and give Braybrook families the quality facilities and programs their kids deserve.”
“Bringing services together in a convenient one-stop community hub makes sense for families and children.”
“15 hours of kindergarten makes a real difference to how children develop and grow, and to how they fare at school.”
“I urge the Federal Government to provide funding certainty to Victorian families, and ensure our kids can continue to access 15 hours of kindergarten beyond this year.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Footscray, Marsha Thomson
“One-stop community services make locals’ lives easier and we are proud to deliver this great facility.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020