Wyndham City Awards Construction Contract for Phase One, Unveiling Ambitious $4.75M Plans for Community Enhancement
An exciting milestone has been achieved in the expansion of the Jamieson Way Community Centre and Reserve, Point Cook, as Wyndham City has granted the construction contract for the first phase of the project. Commencing next month, the initial stage will involve the addition of a third kindergarten room, expansion of the current outdoor play area for the kindergarten, and the redevelopment of Maternal and Child Health spaces.
Subsequent phases will include the establishment of a versatile community meeting space, a consolidated staff office, a community kitchen, and a revamped entrance and reception area. According to Councillor Josh Gilligan, Wyndham City’s Deputy Mayor and City Design portfolio holder, these developments align with the Jamieson Way Community Centre and Reserve Master Plan adopted by the Council in April 2022.
Councillor Gilligan emphasized that this project is a significant transformation for one of Wyndham’s most longstanding and popular community centers, catering to the evolving needs of the growing Point Cook community. The expansion will accommodate an additional kindergarten room, increasing capacity for local three and four-year-old kindergarten children.
The project has secured funding through a $2 million grant from the Growing Suburbs Fund and an additional $2.75 million from Building Blocks funding, with appreciation expressed to the Victorian Government for their contribution. Throughout the construction period, Jamieson Way Kindergarten and Maternal and Child Health Services will continue operating on-site, while limited services and activities, including the Food Relief Program, will be facilitated by Jamieson Way Community Centre Inc in 2024.
The subsequent phase of the Master Plan, involving the construction of a compact sports venue and outdoor sports courts, is contingent upon funding aligned with the Long-Term Financial Plan.