Grant helps Condobolin Preschool and Childcare Centre realise expansion dreams

by Freya Lucas

July 08, 2020

A $200,000 grant from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) will provide for 31 additional spaces for children thanks to expanded facilities at the Condobolin Preschool and Childcare Centre, supporting the increasing needs of families in the district.


Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said he is thrilled by the news.


“Late last year I wrote a letter of support for the Condobolin Preschool and Childcare Centre’s grant application under the BBRF, so I’m thrilled we have been able to secure this funding for the centre’s expansion,” Mr Coulton said.


“This project, titled ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’, will provide an additional 31 vital care places to the existing service, which will be music to the ears of families in the Condobolin district who need this service,” he added.


Melissa Nesbitt, Director of the Condobolin Preschool and Childcare Centre, said the grant is “a dream come true”, explaining that the funding presents “a financial opportunity that our not-for-profit centre could not otherwise have afforded”. 


For eight of the past 14 years in which Ms Nesbitt has been Director of the service, she has identified the growing need for places, and the “ever-increasing” waiting list for education and care. 


“This grant has allowed our dream to become a reality and we are grateful for the opportunity the Building Better Regions Fund has provided to us for the children and families of the Condobolin community,” she added. 


For more information about the Building Better Regions Fund, please see here