Yarram Early Learning Centre to benefit from $2 million expansion
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Yarram Early Learning Centre to benefit from $2 million expansion

by Freya Lucas

July 12, 2023

Construction is set to begin on the $2 million expansion of the Yarram Early Learning Centre which operates out of the council-owned Yarram Hub thanks to Victoria’s Building Blocks grant program.


The expansion will provide more kindergarten spaces for local children, and will include a two-room modular facility and a centralised play area at the rear of the Yarram hub building. 


Upgrades will provide 66 additional kindergarten spaces to support three and four-year-olds as early as 2024.The modular design boasts a versatile and sustainable approach to construction, with the delivery of a high-quality building up to 50 per cent faster than traditional construction methods. 


Once assembled, the building will be delivered to site and connected via pathway to the existing building at 156 Grant Street in Yarram. Construction will start in mid-July 2023 and is expected to be complete by late October 2023 with the new kindergarten opening for the start of Term 1, 2024.


Wellington Shire Council Mayor Ian Bye welcomed the project and said he is looking forward to expanding on Yarram’s very successful early years program.


“We recognise that there is a growing demand for more early years places across Wellington Shire. Council remains committed to investing and sourcing more funding opportunities to deliver increased early childhood education services within our local communities.”


“It’s a very exciting time for the Yarram community and infrastructure improvements such as this go a long way in supporting the liveability of our region”.


Yarram Early Learning Centre Manager Sarah Gregory is also looking forward to the expansion, saying the initiative will allow the service to increase availability across the other rooms in the centre, providing vital support for local families.


To find out more about the Yarram Early Learning Centre project, visit www.schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au/yarram-early-learning-centre.

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