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New Community Centre in Werribee Provides Family-Friendly Amenities

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New Lollypop Creek Community Centre Opens in Werribee, Providing Vital Services for Growing Families in Werribee

A new community centre has opened in Werribee, providing much-needed recreational and kindergarten spaces for families in Melbourne’s western suburbs. The state-of-the-art facility, called the Lollypop Creek Community Centre.

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Minister for Suburbs Sonya Kilkenny, who attended the official opening, expressed her excitement for the new centre. “The new centre will be a game-changer for the growing community in Werribee, providing the community with a range of health and wellbeing facilities,” she said.

The $10.5 million project, jointly funded by the Labor Government, Wyndham City Council, and developers, features kindergarten rooms, multipurpose community and meeting rooms, maternal and child health consulting suites, a community kitchen and café, staff offices, accessible amenities, and outdoor spaces. The centre was designed to meet the needs of the rapidly growing local community, with its prime location adjacent to open spaces and a retail precinct.

The Labor Government contributed a total of $3.8 million to the project through the Growing Suburbs Fund and the Building Blocks Infrastructure Program. This fund, which represents a $440 million investment over 10 years, has already provided over $1.3 billion for critical local infrastructure in Victoria’s fastest-growing suburbs.

While the new centre has been welcomed by many, there are also those who have voiced concerns about the government’s investment in such projects. Some argue that the money could have been better spent on other pressing issues, such as improving public transportation or addressing housing affordability.

Minister for Children Lizzie Blandthorn, however, defended the government’s decision to invest in the community centre. “We are proud of our investment in this new community centre in Werribee, which has just opened its doors. It will provide opportunities for families to make new friends, learn from each other, and access support services,” she stated.

Member for Werribee Tim Pallas also praised the new centre, particularly its impact on parents in the area. “This centre is going to make a real difference, particularly to parents in Werribee who now have access to a world-class facility that provides kindy and child health consulting suites,” he said.

With the Lollypop Creek Community Centre now open, it remains to be seen how it will benefit the local community and if it will be a successful investment for the government. For now, families in Werribee can look forward to enjoying the new state-of-the-art facility and all it has to offer.

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