Officer South will soon have a new Family Centre thanks to joint funding

Officer South will soon have a new Family Centre thanks to joint funding

by Freya Lucas

January 25, 2021

A new childcare and family centre will be constructed in Officer South, providing more kindergarten places for children in the fast-growing Victorian suburb. 


Local Government Minister Shaun Leane joined local MPs Harriet Shing and Jordan Crugnale last week to turn the first sod on the $7.7 million Officer South Integrated Child and Family Centre


Once built the facility will add more than 130 Kindergarten places to the surrounding areas, as well as five consulting rooms for maternal and child health services and two community rooms for events and classes. 


The project has been made possible thanks to $1.5 million from the Growing Suburbs Fund and $2 million from the Training Facilities and Capital Funding. Cardinia Shire Council has also committed $4.2 million. 


Since 2015, Cardinia Shire Council has received over $26 million in funding to support the delivery of 14 priority projects as part of the Growing Suburbs Fund, a $325 million investment over six years in critical local infrastructure in Melbourne’s diverse and fast-growing outer suburbs.


Mr Leane hopes the service will be “a great benefit” to children growing up in Officer South, and expressed his gratitude for the provision of the funding under Growing Suburbs. 

More information about the project is available here