National Party commits $3m to Guyra ELC, in Barnaby Joyce’s electorate

National Party commits $3m to Guyra ELC, in Barnaby Joyce’s electorate

by Freya Lucas

May 18, 2022

Should a Coalition Government secure power at the Federal election, to be held 21 May, it has committed $3 million toward a $4.2 million project for the Guyra Early Learning Centre to relocate to a new, fit-for-purpose centre.

 

The announcement follows a Development Application for the service being approved almost 12 months ago by Armidale Regional Council, subject to conditions.

 

“Childcare in regional Australia and especially in my electorate of New England is a top priority, that’s why the Coalition Government is committing $3 million to improve those services in Guyra,” Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said.

 

He outlined the vision for a “one stop community and learning precinct,” noting the new facility would “double childcare spaces, equating to an additional 29 spaces per day for children six years and under, also including thirty out of school hours care or holiday care spaces.”

 

Armidale Regional Council anticipates the project will have a significant impact on the Guyra community through increased employment opportunities, greater access to learning and study environments and the ability to meet higher quality childcare standards.

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