Plans lodged for 110 place Eden Academy childcare centre in Maddingley

Plans lodged for 110 place Eden Academy childcare centre in Maddingley

by Freya Lucas

August 20, 2021

Development Holding Pty Ltd has lodged plans for a 110 place childcare centre in Maddingley, a suburb of Victoria’s Bacchus Marsh, to cater for the many young families moving to the area. 


To be known as Eden Academy, the proposed centre is earmarked for a vacant block of land in Griffith Street. 


A planning report for the $2 million project lodged with Moorabool Shire Council notes the centre would operate for 12 hours a day, from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, and would cater for 110 children in total, with 44 spread across three rooms for babies to three-year-old children and 66 spread over three rooms for three-to-five-year-old children.


The plans also show an outdoor play space and parking for 24 cars, adjacent from Powlett Street, along with acoustic fencing. 


“The proposed building is single storey and low key to blend in and maintain the residential environment and character setting of the site facing both Powlett Street and Griffith Street,” the report states.


“In the rapidly growing suburb of Maddingley and broader Bacchus Marsh, the provision of childcare centre facilities is fundamental to enable the community to participate in the diverse range of business, education, health, community service sectors etc. that constitute the fabric of our community.”


Moorabool council is yet to make a decision on the proposal, which is available to review here.