Childcare development with LEGO room tipped to boost local jobs in Lake Cathie

by Freya Lucas

March 11, 2020

The development of a new childcare centre, to be known as Lake Cathie Little Learners, is tipped to boost the local economy, providing up to 40 jobs on completion, and using local tradespeople to complete the build.

 

The centre will be located in the Rainbow Beach Estate, in the New South Wales region of Port Macquarie and will feature a music room, cafeteria, library, performing arts theatre and science lab/LEGO room.

 

“We always try to do something different and we always try to learn from our previous centres what the children want,” developer John Stevens told local media source The Camden Courier.

 

The centre will provide education and care for 125 children, with construction to start in the coming weeks, in line with a projected opening in January 2021. Port Macquarie-Hastings Council’s Development Assessment Panel approved the development application, subject to conditions, at its February 26 meeting, The Camden Courier said

 

In a council report in relation to the development, the Council said the childcare centre site meets the demands of a “rapidly establishing residential subdivision”, noting efforts made by the developer to respond to concerns about parking, acoustic treatment of plant and equipment, and landscaping.

 

The centre will be joined by a manager’s residence and multi-purpose room in stage two of the Rainbow Beach Estate development. 

 

To read the original coverage of this story, as written by Lisa Tidwell for The Camden Times, please see here

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