Funding boost for new Kalkallo North Community Centre

Published on 13 April 2022

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Hume City Council has welcomed $3 million in funding, as part of the Victorian Government’s Building Blocks Program, to support the delivery of the Kalkallo North Community Centre.

The centre will provide families with access to a wide range of community facilities to support the delivery of much needed programs and services, including;

  • Three kindergarten rooms, creating 198 kindergarten places for both three and four-year-olds;
  • Four Maternal and Child Health and associated waiting room;
  • Visiting consulting suites for specialised services; and
  • A variety of large and small multipurpose activity rooms to support a wide range of early years and community activities (including playgroups, new parent groups, enhanced playgroups, planned activity groups, training and education, community meeting, and arts and cultural activities).

This is the second round of funding Council has received for this project following a $2 million injection from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.

Works are underway and it is anticipated Kalkallo North Community Centre, located on the corner of Dwyer Street and Koeks Vista, will be open to the community in mid-2023.

Hume City Council Mayor, Councillor Carly Moore said: 

“Kalkallo families will greatly benefit from this new community centre, which will create 198 kindergarten places for both three and four-year-olds, maternal and child health services, and a variety of multipurpose activity rooms.”

“We thank the Victorian Government for supporting early years education and ensuring investment in resources and facilities to support local families and children.”

“This centre will support the continued roll-out of three-year-old kinder in Hume giving children an extra year of learning, playing and making friends locally.”

For more information about the project, please visit the Kalkallo North Community Centre project page.

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