A new playground at the Werribee West Children’s Centre is one step closer to fruition after the sod was turned on stage two of the project this morning.
The $365,000 project includes a total upgrade of the existing playground and, once complete, will feature a new sandpit, mud pit, swings, open-ended deck areas, vegetable patch, climbing equipment, new pathways, log seating and landscaping.
Council’s City Design portfolio holder, Cr Josh Gilligan, said kids will be able to enjoy the new playground at the end of April.
“The upgraded playground will breathe new life into the outdoor space at the Werribee West Children’s Centre, giving kindergarten groups and playgroups a fun new play space to discover,” Cr Gilligan said.
“This upgrade was made possible thanks to a $350,000 Building Blocks Improvement Grant from the Department of Education and Training and the Victorian School Building Authority, and I’d like to thank them for their generous contribution.”
“This grant will also be used to develop a master plan for the future redevelopment of the entire Children’s Centre to cater for this growing community.”
“Council took over the interim operations of this centre earlier this year and is currently providing two three-year kindergarten groups, two playgroups, increased maternal and child health services and a sleep settle program.”
“The site will be leased to one of our early years partners for operations in 2022.”