Wollert East Community Centre on track to open in 2022, with ECEC at the heart
Residents of Victoria’s Wollert East community will soon benefit from having a modern meeting space where they can socialise and access essential services, with Whittlesea Council’s Council’s state-of-the-art community centre on De Rossi Boulevard set to open in January 2022.
The new community hub will support population growth in the area, with the heart of the hub being a purpose-built three‑room kindergarten, accompanied by two fully-equipped maternal and child health consulting suites, a spacious community hall for hire and a beautifully landscaped outdoor area.
A number of sustainable features have been used in the design, including an e-water unit for chemical free cleaning, solar panels, and large skylights to utilise natural light within the spaces.
“With almost 15,000 new residents expected to move into Wollert and Epping North in the next five years, it’s so exciting to have this wonderful space to support our growing community,” City of Whittlesea Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson said.
The hub is a partnership between the City of Whittlesea and the Victorian School Building Authority. The Victorian Government is providing $2.75 million towards the development located next to Wollert Primary School, which is also set to open in 2022.
Locating early childhood services adjacent to schools has been a priority for the sitting Victorian Government, with the aim of helping local children transition from preschool to school and reducing the number of drop-offs for parents.
For more information about the hub, please see here.