Penrith Council pleased to announce upgrades to Strauss Road Children’s Centre

Penrith Council pleased to announce upgrades to Strauss Road Children’s Centre

by Freya Lucas

June 03, 2021

Penrith Council has recently undertaken what it termed “a substantial revamp” of Strauss Road Children’s Centre at St Clair, which included a transformation of the exterior of the building, along with extensive landscaping. 

 

Worth nearly $200,000, the project was funded solely by Council and works were completed by local builder Coverit over a three-month period.

 

Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown said the changes to the facility were impressive. 

 

“I enjoy regularly getting out to catch up with our City’s youngest residents and when I attended Strauss Road Children’s Centre recently it had an instant street appeal,” she shared.

 

“With so many families relying on the work of our Council-run Centres scattered around our local government area, it is important that we create spaces that are welcoming for children – to ensure that they feel comfortable when in care and look forward to returning.”

 

The project saw various external upgrades, including painting the walls and the roof, vitrapanel cladding and external signage, new gutters and downpipes, new entry fencing and gates, and tiling on the front veranda.

 

Landscaping in the rear yard included retaining work and land stabilisation, while the front yard received new access paths, retaining walls, garden beds, planting and an irrigation system.

 

To learn more about Strauss Road Children’s Centre or the other early childhood centres operated by the Council, please see here

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