New Child Accessible and Community Spaces Open Across Hume

Published on 30 October 2023

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Hume City Council is investing in the future of our community, opening a number of Council supported child friendly education and play spaces on Friday 27 October 2023.  

Three grand openings have taken place in Hume’s north for facilities that support community connection, particularly for our youngest community members.  

Friday morning, Hume City Mayor Joseph Haweil was joined by State Member for Kalkallo, The Hon. Ros Spence, to officially open the Kalkallo North Community Centre.

It’s the latest community centre to open in Hume’s growth areas and is backed by $5 million from Council and $5 million from the State Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund. 

The facility will act as a one stop hub for services in Kalkallo, including maternal and child health, kindergarten and community meeting and training spaces. 

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In Craigieburn, Cr. Haweil oversaw the Grand Boulevard Play Space Official Opening, a $6.9 million project jointly funded by Council and the State Government. 

The play space forms part of the wider Grand Boulevard Reserve Project, which involves development of a new 5-hectare open space reserve to feature a community recreation and picnic area, a designated junior and senior area, along with the nature play space with sensory learning elements.  

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Also in Craigieburn, Hume City Council hosted a grand opening with a difference by holding a Teddy Bear Picnic to celebrate the opening of a new rotunda at DS Aitken Reserve. 

The rotunda will give locals a place to meet and do activities while enjoying DS Aitken Reserve.

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Quotes attributable to Mayor of Hume City, Councillor Joseph Haweil: 

“Hume City’s northern growth area is a huge part of what makes our municipality the place people want to settle down and raise their young families. 

“Today we’ve shown how committed Council is to giving families wishing to call Hume home that feeling of community and engagement, and providing their children the opportunity to have fun experiences while interacting with others.”