One stop shop to be finished at year’s end

ON TRACK FOR COMPLETION: Susie Furlan and children’s services team leader Kim Carter are looking forward to completion of the Wangaratta Children’s Services Centre. PHOTO: Luke Plummer

THE third and final stage of the Wangaratta Children’s Services Centre should be completed in time for the 2014 kindergarten year.

Wangaratta’s Parnall Pty Ltd has been awarded the contract to complete the Handley Street centre, which will achieve the Rural City of Wangaratta’s aim of creating a ‘one stop shop’ for local children’s services, with Noah’s Ark  and SCOPE to move onto the site.

Kim Carter, team leader children’s services, said the centre was “an accessible hub that connects family and community to early years services”.

“The plans for expansion will have a positive impact on families, enhancing the sense of a friendly and supportive early childhood community where there is convenient access to services at the one location,” Ms Carter said.

“When completed late this year, the choice for families will expand to include early childhood intervention services for children with disabilities or developmental delays, as well as additional kindergarten places, and an additional maternal  and child health consultation room.

“The hub will provide a dynamic network of support for families, with the aim of giving children the best start in life.”

Building extensions will be completed at a cost of $400,000, with a further $400,000 to be spent on improvements such as drainage, kerb and channel work in the centre’s car park, landscaping, and internal and external work.

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