Kaniva Kindergarten major renovation underway

Kaniva Kindergarten major renovation underway

by Freya Lucas

June 20, 2022

Major renovations to the Kaniva Kindergarten are underway, with the service to gain an updated bathroom along with new laundry and storage facilities. 

 

The new bathroom will be a major step in making the space more inclusive and accessible for those with additional needs, as well as making the bathroom accessible from the outdoor learning environment as well as from inside the classroom. 

 

An indoor and outdoor sink at child height will also be added and lever taps for user ease. Inside the building, there will be aesthetic updates as part of the redevelopment. 

 

The works have been made possible thanks to a $123,867 Building Blocks Improvement Grant received by the West Wimmera Shire Council via the Victorian Department of Education and Training last year.

 

The kindergarten’s Parent Advisory Group is also contributing $40,000 to the project. 

 

Council Chief Executive Officer David Bezuidenhout said the upgrade would improve supervision of children, storage options, and hygienic practices.

 

“Kindergarten is such an important learning environment for children,” he said.

 

“We are pleased to be able to upgrade our existing assets and create better, more inclusive facilities.”

 

During the works, the Kaniva Kindergarten program will run from the Kaniva Shire Hall. The kindergarten children will also use the nearby Band Park during this time. The Kaniva Shire Hall will be unavailable to the public between 30 May and 30 August while the kindergarten is using the space.

 

The park and its toilets will also be closed to the public from 6 June to 30 August on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, between 11am and 12 noon, and 1pm to 2pm.

 

Alternative toilets are located near the Kaniva Visitor Information Centre and Windmill Café. Alternative playgrounds are located at the Kaniva Wetlands and Fauna Park and in Rogerson Street.

 

The work will take about 12 weeks to complete.

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