Sunbury’s learning centre: Hume welcomes ALP promise

Tanya Plibersek and Rob Mitchell, with Hume councillors
Promising times: Tanya Plibersek and Rob Mitchell, with Cr Ann Potter, Cr Chandra Bamunusinghe, Hume Mayor Cr Helen Patsikatheodorou and Cr Jack Medcraft.

Hume City Council is delighted that the Australian Labor Party has promised $2 million towards a new learning centre at Sunbury, if it forms the next Australian Government.

The pledge was made after a visit to Sunbury today by the Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Tanya Plibersek, who was accompanied by the Federal Member for McEwen, Rob Mitchell.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Helen Patsikatheodorou, said the promise represented hopeful news.

“Hume City Council is determined to build a learning centre of excellence for the people of Sunbury and beyond,” Cr Patsikatheodorou said.

“It will help generations of Sunbury residents to learn across their entire life, and shall offer services for thousands of families.

“This learning centre is where children will master robotics and where adults will study university courses.

“It will assist senior citizens to understand the latest communication gadgets, and shall allow community groups to gather in modern and comfortable spaces.

“This is a place that will symbolise an exciting future for Sunbury, and it shall prepare many people for great careers and enable them to shape the lives they desire.

“Today’s announcement is very timely, because Sunbury is set to grow like never before, with the town’s population to rise by 70 per cent between now and 2030.”

The global learning centre will incorporate a modern library with hi-tech computer and communication tools.

It shall include a state-of-the-art training space that allows people to study practical courses through Hume Multiversity, with the aid of up-to-date digital equipment.

The centre will provide a number of areas that community groups can utilise, in order to learn new skills, pursue an interest and deepen friendships.

The Hume Global Learning Centre – Sunbury will be situated on a highly visible site along Macedon Street.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said today’s declaration by the Australian Labor Party demonstrated how important the learning centre was for Sunbury.

“I would like to thank Rob Mitchell, because he has advocated strongly in support of the Hume Global Learning Centre – Sunbury, where so many will learn,” she said.

“Hume has asked both major parties to help Council as it builds this learning centre for the Sunbury community, and we now look forward to hearing from the Liberal Party.”

For further information about Hume's libraries and learning centres, visit here.

Posted on 12:00 AM, 8 June 2016

Updated : 1:19 PM, 8 June 2016

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