Monash announces expansion projects
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Monash Council will expand Kindergarten infrastructure with new projects

by Freya Lucas

September 26, 2023

Victoria’s Monash Council is partnering with the Victorian Government on two exciting kindergarten upgrade projects for Ashwood Memorial Kindergarten in Ashwood and Ward Avenue Kindergarten in Oakleigh South.


The upgrades to Ward Avenue Kindergarten (pictured) will deliver a new building that includes two 33-place kindergarten rooms.


The modern new single-storey building will also provide natural outdoor learning environments, staff working spaces and amenities.


Works are expected to start in early 2024. Ward Avenue Kindergarten’s programs will relocate to the forthcoming Oakleigh South Child and Family Hub for the 2024 kindergarten year while the works are undertaken. 


The Victorian Government is contributing $1.63 million toward the Ward Avenue project, and Council will contribute $3.36 million.


The Council will renovate and extend Ashwood Memorial Kindergarten with a new 33-place kindergarten room to meet the needs of the local community, as well as improved amenities to help enhance children’s play and learning.


The schedule of work for Ashwood will commence in January 2024. Families enrolled at Ashwood Memorial Kindergarten will relocate to nearby Parkhill Primary School for Terms 1 and 2, 2024. The refurbished facility is scheduled for completion and service delivery in Term 3, 2024.


The Victorian Government is contributing $1.59 million to the Ashwood project, with Council providing $1.91 million.


View a walk-through of the planned new facility here. For more information and updates on all of Monash’s Early Years Infrastructure projects, visit Shape Monash.

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