New early learning centre

Dianella Community Centre. (Supplied). 253787_01

Construction of a new early learning service in Tarneit, which will have 220 kindergarten places available next year, has been completed.

Tarneit MP Sarah Connolly last week announced construction has wrapped up on the new early learning service at Dianella Community Centre, to help meet growing demand for kindergarten places in the area.

The service has been built with capacity for 132 four-year-old and 88 three-year-old kindergarten enrolments starting in term one next year.

The project includes three kindergarten rooms, maternal and child health consulting rooms, community rooms and outdoor activity spaces such as a playground, a half basketball court, a barbecue area and amphitheatre.

The project received $2 million from the state government’s Children’s Facilities Capital Program Major Grants program and $2 million from the Growing Suburbs Fund.

Wyndham council also provided more than $5.1 million towards the project.

Ms Connolly said the government was “investing in the educational future of our next generation of learners to ensure they can access the best education close to home in Tarneit West”.

“I’m delighted that Tarneit families and their children have the opportunity to access this brand new centre and get the education they deserve,” she said.

Minister for Local Government and Suburban Development Shaun Leane said: “We are making sure that rapidly-growing local communities get the facilities they deserve ─ this new early learning centre is a great service for Tarneit families and their children.”