In partnership with Mitchell Shire Council, we are thrilled to announce the opening of the $6.74 million Greater Beveridge Community Centre.
This is a game changer for TRY, and will enable us to make an incredible impact for the community of Beveridge as the official managing partner through the delivery of our youth mentoring programs and three and four year old kindergarten. The multi-purpose community centre includes two kindergarten rooms, two maternal and child health rooms, youth services, library services, consulting rooms, a multi-purpose function and community meeting spaces.
The project has been jointly funded by developers Newland ($3 million), the Victorian Government’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning ($2.14 million) and the Victorian Government’s Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution ($1.6 million).
“Managing this centre and delivering our programs will enable us to create a wraparound community service which caters for all ages, with the focus on empowering children and young people and their development. We are really excited to meet the community and to continue to collaborate with Mitchell Shire Council,” says Grace Gallicchio TRY Director of Children, Youth & Families.
Creating engaging and multi-purpose spaces for emerging communities is incredibly important as Melbourne continues to expand and develop. At the moment around 21,000 people reside across Beveridge and in the next 30 years this figure is anticipated to reach around 210,000 people, with 153,000 of those people calling Beveridge and Wallan home. This cements the need for community based, multi-generational services such as Beveridge Community Centre and the creation of a community hub for all ages.
We are currently welcoming enrollments for families to attend kindergarten in 2019, for more information click here