Funded via a major investment of $11.7 million from the City and $1.6 million from the State Government, the new Centre will be complete in late October ready for first term 2020.
Services offered will include kindergarten, long day care, a toy library, specialist family support and maternal and child health services making it easier for families to access all the services they need under the one roof. There will also be a direct link to the Northern Bay – College Wexford campus creating a pathway from birth all the way to the end of year eight.
This development is an innovative partnership between the City, Northern Bay College – Wexford Court Campus and the Our Places initiative.
In November 2017, the Colman Foundation signed a landmark partnership agreement with the Victorian Department of Education to establish 10 Our Place sites across Victoria – the Wexford Campus-Purnell Road Child and Family Centre has been selected as one of those sites.
The Colman Foundation has pledged funding to support the 10 Our Place sites for 10 years improving educational outcomes for the children and families of these local communities.
To read more about Our Place, visit www.ourplace.org.au or to read more on the City's child and family services click here