Community collaboration the key for new Guyra ECLC with public survey launch

Community collaboration the key for new Guyra ECLC with public survey launch

by Freya Lucas

August 14, 2020

The Armidale Regional Council has reached out to community members, who have been invited to provide their input to the designs of a new Guyra Early Childhood Learning Centre (ECLC), with a public survey launched earlier this week.


Supported by funding from the Federal Government, the new facility will increase the Guyra Preschool and Long Day Care Centre’s capacity to 58 long day care and preschool places and 30 before and after school care and vacation care places. providing a purpose-built, modern and safe building and playground.


The added capacity will increase the number of families that can benefit from the service and boost the service’s financial viability.


Its location in the heart of Guyra will help activate the central business district, improve the Centre’s connectivity with other resources and reinforce a cultural and community nucleus in Bradley Street, including the Guyra Library and The Hub neighbourhood centre.


The survey, open until Sunday 30 August, enables community members to give feedback on various aspects of the proposed building design, the outdoor play area and other landscaping at the Bradley Street site.


While much of the building and surrounds have been designed in line with regulations and best-practice building and education industry standards, there are some opportunities for public input to the finalised designs, the Council’s director of businesses and services, Scot MacDonald said. 


“We are inviting input on details such as the building’s internal fit-out, the playground layout, educational elements, sustainability, colour schemes and cultural aspects,” he added.


To provide input into the final design, please see here


Printed copies will be available to collect from the Guyra and Armidale libraries and Council’s Civic Administration Buildings in Guyra and Armidale.