09 September 2019

Tarneit families will have access to more kinder places, with work set to begin by the Werribee Islamic Centre on a new early learning facility at the site of the under construction Melbourne Grand Mosque on Wootten Road. 

Member for Tarneit, Sarah Connolly MP and Western Metropolitan Member, Kaushaliya Vaghela MP, visited the Wootten Road construction site to break ground on the $1.11 million facility with Sheikh Issa Musse. The facility will include spaces for 3 and 4 year old kindergarten programs, long day care, playgroups, and maternal child health. 

The Andrews Labor Government provided Werribee Islamic Centre with $650,000 towards the new centre as part of the 18/19 Budget. The facility has been designed by ‘Lumin Architecture’ and is to be built by ‘Rasool Enterprises Pty Ltd’.  

The state’s biggest early education build will continue over the coming years, with almost 1,000 new and upgraded kinders to come. 

The Labor Government will invest more than $1.6 billion over the next decade to build approximately 785 new kinders and expand 170 existing services. 

The is part of a $5 billion plan to ensure every Victorian child has access to at least five hours of subsidised three-year-old kinder by 2022, progressively scaled up to 15 hours per week over the next decade. 

This will be the largest social, economic and educational reform ever undertaken in early childhood learning in Victoria’s history. 

Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly 

“This will give local families a first-class early childhood facility and ensure their kids get the most out of kinder.”