Livingstone Shire Council approves new service in Taranganba
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Livingstone Shire Council approves new service in Taranganba

by Freya Lucas

September 27, 2022

Queensland’s Livingstone Shire Council has approved a third early childhood education and care (ECEC) facility for the Central Queensland region in a bid to address swelling demand. 


Speaking with local media Livingstone Shire Mayor Andy Ireland said as one of the fastest growing regional areas of Queensland, “it is fantastic to see developments that provide additional childcare placements and support jobs within our community.”


To be built in Taranganba, the service will cater for 180 children from birth to four years of age, and will feature ten internal rooms, each with direct access to outdoor play spaces. It will be placed on 1.2 hectares within Cerulean Estate at Lot 10 Taranganba Road, adjacent to the existing primary school.


27 full time roles are expected to result from the construction of the service, which is proposed to operate between 6.15am and 6.15pm, Monday to Friday.


“There are long waiting lists for childcare services and these new centres will help ease the demand, making it easier for parents and carers to secure a placement for their children,” Mayor Ireland said.


“Childcare availability is vital for our long-term economy as it reduces disincentives for parents to work and expands access to quality early childhood education for our future generations.”


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