November 28, 2017  |  Adjournment

Bonshaw Early Learning Centre

MR HOWARD (Buninyong) (19:18:12) — (13 711) I raise an issue for the attention of the Minister for Families and Children. I ask the minister to visit Ballarat early next year to open the new Bonshaw Early Learning Centre. As the minister would know, $1.6 million was allocated in the last budget to construct a new kindergarten and early learning centre in the Sebastopol West area to support a community that is growing in the number of houses that will be constructed on the site. The new kindergarten is being constructed off-site by ARKit construction, and I understand the kindergarten is now complete and ready to move on-site. I think that will happen this Friday, and I will be pleased to see it actually coming on-site. Afterwards of course it will be completed so that the kindergarten will be open for operation for the start of 2018.

Clearly this is very exciting for the people of Sebastopol. This kindergarten will replace the old Sebastopol West Kindergarten. I certainly know that the families will be very excited about this, so I look forward to the completion of this centre and to the minister formally opening it next year.