Construction kicks off on Council community centres

Issued Thursday 27 September 2018

The City of Casey celebrated two major milestones this week, when Councillors were joined on site to officially kick off construction for two family and children’s centres in Casey.

Chalcot Lodge Children’s Centre in Endeavour Hills and Marriott Waters Family and Children’s Centre in Lyndhurst will both undergo major redevelopments, thanks to funding from the State Government and the City of Casey.

The revitalisation of over $785,000 to Chalcot Lodge will see the facility be redeveloped into a central community hub, and cater for maternal and child health services.

A wide variety of other services will also be delivered as a result including becoming a setting for dad’s programs, parenting sessions, first time parent groups and community playgroups.

The 1.2 million update to Marriott Waters Family and Children’s Centre will see the facility expanded to better meet the needs of the community, including the addition of a community room with kitchen, storage spaces and an undercover courtyard.

City of Casey Mayor Cr Geoff Ablett thanked the State Government for its contributions, which go towards helping Council continue to deliver these vital services to the Casey community.

“The revitialisation of both Chalcot Lodge and Marriott Waters demonstrates Council’s commitment to delivering the necessary infrastructure to meet the needs of our growing municipality.

“These are fantastic outcomes for the communities of Endeavour Hills, Lyndhurst and beyond, and go towards enhancing the health and wellbeing of all of our residents.

“Facilities such as these are vital to support new and growing families in the City of Casey, as our population continues to grow at a rapid rate.”

Council thanks the State Government for its contribution to both redevelopments, which were made through the Growing Suburbs Fund.

The State Government put forward $375,000 to Chalcot Lodge Children’s Centre, which complemented Casey’s investment of $411,500. In addition, a State Government contribution of $590,000 was made to the Marriott Waters Family and Children’s Centre, with $595,000 from Council.