Council welcomes $3m boost for Sunbury Global Learning Centre
Hume City Council today welcomed a $3 million funding announcement from the State Government towards the construction of the new Sunbury Hume Global Learning Centre.
Joining the Minister for Local Government, the Hon Natalie Hutchins and State Member for Sunbury, Josh Bull MP, at an announcement near the site of the new facility today, Hume Mayor Drew Jessop said the announcement was a significant boost for the project.
“Hume City Council is committed to achieving the very best for the Sunbury community and providing first class library and learning facilities,” Cr Jessop said.
“Thank you to the Victorian Government for sharing our vision for the new Hume Global Learning Centre and for your $3 million contribution.”
The Sunbury Hume Global Learning Centre is expected to start construction in 2017 and will incorporate a modern library with the latest in digital equipment.
Cr Jessop said the centre would provide thousands of locals with easier access to learning once completed.
“Sunbury’s Hume Global Learning Centre is set to open new doors for the huge number of families that call the beautiful area of Sunbury home,” Cr Jessop said.
“It will allow people to learn throughout their lives – whether they’re a young child fascinated by dinosaurs, a mum who wants to change careers or a grandfather who is keen to master social media.”
The centre will present areas for classes, and accommodate rooms that can support students who undertake university courses through Hume Multiversity.
It will offer hi-tech communication tools and spaces with the capacity to host gatherings for community groups, and the local business community.
The Sunbury Hume Global Learning Centre is set to be the third in the City of Hume, with other centres located in Craigieburn and Broadmeadows.
Posted on 10:00 PM, 20 November 2016