Music and tea: Newbury’s 1st birthday party!

Live music and an afternoon tea will help to celebrate the first anniversary of Hume City Council’s Newbury Child and Community Centre.

Residents from across Hume are warmly invited to attend the party which will take place on Wednesday 24 February 2016 between 2.30pm and 4.00pm, at 440 Grand Boulevard in Craigieburn.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Helen Patsikatheodorou, said she looked forward to joining the festivities.

“It’s been an exciting 12 months at the Newbury Child and Community Centre, and now is the time to recognise the centre’s many new activities for people of all ages,” Cr Patsikatheodorou said.

“The party will feature performances by Horizon Duo, and displays from community groups that hire rooms at the centre.

“All attendees shall have the opportunity to look around Newbury’s superb rooms, which facilitate everything from childhood immunisation to meals for senior citizens.”

The Newbury Child and Community Centre hosts fitness, dance, calisthenics and self-defence classes, all of which continue to be very popular.

It also offers a craft program, as well as sessions in which people can learn how to dance in traditional Indian style.

The centre is regularly booked on weekends for family and cultural events, and accommodates training and computer rooms that are used by people who study tertiary education courses.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said Newbury had become of great use to Hume’s youngest residents.

“The centre’s preschool for four year olds has been in such strong demand that Council has already allocated more sessions,” she said.

“Parents from Craigieburn and beyond also take advantage of the centre’s culturally-diverse playgroup, because the fun sessions offer a great way for toddlers to socialise with other children.”

Cr Patsikatheodorou called on everyone to come along to Newbury’s first anniversary party.

“This centre exists to support one of Australia’s fastest growing suburbs, and the party allows a simple way for people to explore its many activities,” she said.

The Newbury Child and Community Centre was built at a cost of $6.5 million, of which the State Government contributed $1.069 million.

People who would like to attend the first anniversary party are encouraged to RSVP on 03 9356 6729 or via

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Posted on 12:00 AM, 19 February 2016

Updated : 6:49 PM, 22 February 2016

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