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Timbertop Early Learning Centre a step closer

Published: 17 February 2021

A new early learning centre in Officer is a step closer, after Council approved a planning permit and awarded the construction tender.

At a meeting on 15 February 2021, Council issued a planning permit and awarded the construction tender for Timbertop Early Learning Centre in Officer. 

The project involves constructing two kindergarten program rooms, three consulting rooms for Maternal Child Health nurses and allied health professionals, a community room, staff room, amenities, outdoor play areas and car-parking. 

Cardinia Shire Council Mayor Councilor Brett Owen said he was pleased the project had moved a step closer for the many families in Officer who were looking forward to enjoying the modern, well-designed facilities. 

“Timbertop Early Learning Centre will cater for Officer’s growing population and provide the best possible infrastructure and services for residents. 

“Council’s significant investment in family and children’s services, including increasing the number of kinder places available, will address the forecast growth in demand and represents our commitment to the future generations of Cardinia Shire,” Cr Owen said.  

Officer Ward Councilor Tammy Radford said she was excited for the new facility in the local area. 

“I am sure there will be many young families in our local area looking forward to this exciting new hub for kindergarten, early learning and care services for young children and their families,” she said. 

The project will be funded by developer contributions and the Victorian School Building Authority, including $1.6 million from the Victorian Government’s Children's Facilities Capital Program. 

Construction is expected to start in March 2021.