Leeton Shire Council unveils new classroom
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Leeton Shire Council unveils new classroom

by Freya Lucas

December 01, 2023

Leeton Shire Council, in New South Wales, has unveiled its new classroom with an official launch event held at the Leeton Early Learning Centre (LELC) on Monday, 27 November 2023.


The new space will see the capacity of the service expand from 68 to 88 places per day in 2024. 


The event was well attended, with councillors and staff joining the tradespeople involved in the project celebrating both the completion of the build and the formal approval to operate the building that was granted by the NSW Department of Education on Monday, 20 November. 


Council’s Manager Business Services Brent Lawrence acknowledged the support of the elected Council and the strong emphasis and priority they have placed on increasing early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in the Leeton community.


“Our councillors’ advocacy and investment into this project will long be remembered by the many families and children that we continue to welcome through the doors at LELC for generations to come,” he said.


“We’re also very proud to be able to say that we had ten different local tradesmen work on the delivery of this project. It’s great to be able to support local businesses that contribute so much to our local economy.”


Mayor Cr Tony Reneker noted that the project will help to alleviate the waiting list for ECEC places in the community as well as highlighting the importance of ensuring that Leeton can offer ECEC services that support skilled workers returning to the workforce as early as possible.


“Expansion of the Leeton Early Learning Centre will enable more families to utilise this service and gives us the ability to bring in more children in the 0-3 age bracket which is where we’re experiencing the highest demand,” he said.

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