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Supporting Young Families With Sunbury Super Site

01 March 2018

The Andrews Labor Government is creating a community super site in Sunbury, linking a new kindergarten to schools, family services and community facilities so families can access them all at one handy location.

Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos and Member for Sunbury Josh Bull today visited Sunbury Heights Primary School and Sunbury Downs Secondary College to announce a new integrated early learning centre to be built at the site.

The new centre – part of the Labor Government’s $10 million plan to build early childhood facilities at public schools – will include rooms for kindergarten and family services, making drop-off times easier for parents with young children.

It will also provide greater support for children transitioning from kinder to school.

The early learning centre will exist as part of a Shared Facilities Hub between Sunbury Heights and Sunbury Downs, which was announced last year.

Meanwhile, exciting plans are underway as part of a $3.93 million project to upgrade and refurbish classrooms and facilities at Sunbury Downs, with Kennedy Nolan Architects working on designs with the school community.

This school is one of the thousands being upgraded across Victoria thanks to the Labor Government’s unprecedented $2.5 billion investment in school infrastructure.

There are now 56 new schools projects and more than 1,200 school upgrades in the construction pipeline, creating more than 5,000 construction jobs.

In stark contrast to the previous Liberal Government which cut $1 billion from education, we’re investing in our schools and early childhood centres because Victorians deserve great services where they live.

Quote attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews

“We’re making sure communities like Sunbury are getting the very best education facilities where they live because no child should be left behind.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos

“Making Victoria the Education State starts with the early years and our record investment in first rate kindergartens and childcare facilities will ensure that kids get the best start in life.”

Quote attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull

“This is an exciting project for the families and kids of Sunbury – we’re getting on with the job of building and upgrading facilities for everyone to use and enjoy.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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