Yarra Ranges Council welcomes Mount Dandenong Preschool redevelopment
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Yarra Ranges Council welcomes Mount Dandenong Preschool redevelopment

by Freya Lucas

November 14, 2022

Victoria’s Yarra Ranges Council has welcomed an announcement by the Victorian State Government that it will support the redevelopment and relocation of the Mount Dandenong Kindergarten


Destroyed in a storm on 9 June this year, the preschool was relocated temporarily to Olinda Primary School. As part of the storm recovery process, the Council has worked in partnership with the State Government towards rebuilding the kindergarten back in the Mt Dandenong community. 


The Council has now confirmed that the Mt Dandenong Preschool is going to be rebuilt on the Mt Dandenong Primary School site.


“We are delighted with the State Government support to rebuild Mt Dandenong Preschool and that it will be relocated to sit alongside Mt Dandenong Primary School,” Mayor Jim Child said. 


“Not only is the new site safer but it will also provide a positive learning environment for preschoolers and strengthen connections in the Mt Dandenong community who, in many respects, are still recovering from the impacts of the 9 June storm,” the Mayor added.


“We know it has been very hard seeing this much-loved preschool destroyed and that for many, it is a constant reminder of the trauma of the storm so to know Mt Dandenong Preschool will soon have a wonderful new home is very pleasing indeed,” Mr Child added.


The State Government’s commitment to the redevelopment also provides an opportunity to include a multipurpose community room together with the kindergarten facility that will enable the opportunity for the provision of early years and allied health services, services previously inaccessible within Mount Dandenong and Sassafras.

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