Moama preschool project gets green light via federal funding boost

Moama preschool project gets green light via federal funding boost

by Freya Lucas

October 13, 2021

The Murray River Council has welcomed $2.9 million in funding from the Federal Government Under the Building Better Regions program


As a result of the support, construction of a $5.9 million preschool facility in Moama can progress, something Murray River Council Mayor Chris Bilkey welcomed. 


Together with $1.5 million already secured from the NSW Government’s Start Strong Capital Works Program, the long-held vision for the facility looks right on track.


“The Government has been a great supporter of many of our community-driven initiatives, so it’s welcome news that they have again got on board a project like this that will benefit our littlest learners,” the mayor said. 


Support for the new preschool in the community is strong, with the current facility, at Regent St, Moama, operating at capacity with an ever-growing waiting list. The site for the new preschool is located within the Moama Recreation Reserve – situated along Boyes St – and has the capacity to double the number of places offered. 


“We are thrilled that work can now begin on this important project, which will enable the Moama Preschool to provide quality educational services to so many more families,” said Preschool President Alison Wright.