Shared from the 8/6/2019 Whittlesea eEdition

Work begins on Wollert Community Centre


Aileen Ashford, Bronwyn Halfpenny, Tom Trevaskis and Lawrie Cox at the site of the Wollert Community Centre.

Work has begun on Wollert’s long-awaited community centre, including a kindergarten, maternal health rooms and 100-person hall.

A sod was turned at the $6.5 million Whittlesea Council and State Government-funded Edgars Creek site last week. Mayor Lawrie Cox said the area was in need of a hub.

“As one of the more northern centres in our newest growth corridor, this centre will play a pivotal role for people of all ages within the community,” he said.

The centre will be neighboured by primary and secondary schools.

It will also include three kindergarten rooms to accommodate 99 children to start three and four-year-old kinder.

A youth program will deliver services and activities at the centre during the school term, Cr Cox said.

He said “considered thought” had gone into designing the centre so it was accessible to “all abilities in the community”.

The centre is due to open in May next year.

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