Council recommends development application approval for 130 place Townsville centre

by Freya Lucas

October 16, 2020

A development application for an early childhood education and care (ECEC) service on Bundock Street, in the regional Queensland city of Townsville, was recommended for approval yesterday.


If successful, the proposal would see the construction of a facility that would create up to 26 jobs in the area, and cater for 130 children for full-time placements and 30 children for after-school placements, servicing the thousands of residents both living and working in the vicinity.


The development proposal, Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said, would benefit residents living and working close to the centre by offering more opportunities to secure a childcare placement, especially as the local population, and conversely the demand for ECEC, continues to grow.


“It will also support our childcare sector by creating 26 new full-time jobs, which is fantastic for our early childcare workers that need secure and ongoing work” she added.


“It’s fantastic to see a proposal that will support the growth of our community and boost our economy, not only by creating new jobs, but making it easier for parents to balance their personal and work lives.”


The application will go to full council for consideration on 27 October.