New Child Care Centre for Goodna

5th of November 2014

New Child Care Centre for Goodna

A new Child Care Centre in Goodna has been approved by Council.

Planning and Development Committee Chair, Councillor Paul Tully welcomed the approval and saidit would enable the school to begin construction of a new single storey building.

"Child care places are highly sought after. This approval will allow the school to add another important facility to the campus by providing places for up to 24 children," Cr Tully said.

"The new centre will be constructed within the grounds of the existing parish school and church. Other improvements include external play areas secured from the remainder of the site by transparent non-climb able fencing, a new outdoor play area with sand pit, shade sails, turf and landscaping."

"The approval also requires the school to extend the existing car park by an extra 9 bays. A separate gated pedestrian access is also proposed for the Church Street entrance," he said.

St Francis Xavier School is located in the heart of Goodna in Church Street and has a proud history of serving the community since 1910. This followed the establishment of the parish in 1892.

"The construction of the new kindergarten in Goodna is part of a broader plan by Catholic Education to open a number of kindergartens in 2013," Cr Tully said.