- Royalties for Regions funds new parenting and early childhood centre
New facility will offer affordable childcare, community training and playgroup
$1.1m provided by Liberal National Government’s Royalties for Regions program
Perenjori residents are set to benefit from a new multi-purpose parenting and early childhood centre to provide affordable childcare and advice to parents.
The $1.1million funding for the facility will be provided through the Liberal National Government’s Royalties for Regions program.
Mount Gibson Mining, Karara Mining Ltd, Lotterywest and the Shire of Perenjori are also contributing to the centre, which is expected to cost $2million.
Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls said Perenjori was the Mid-West region’s fastest growing community. From 2010 to 2011 it grew by more than four per cent and by more than 50 per cent in the 10 years before that.
“This growth places considerable pressure on community services such as housing, education, health and, of course, childcare,” Mr Grylls said.
“This new facility will provide parent support services in partnership with Perenjori Primary School, WA Country Health Service, community agencies and the local community.”
The centre will contain a dedicated 19-place childcare facility, health and education rooms and flexible community spaces to accommodate a variety of programs and groups.
It will also offer community training programs, a playgroup, toy library and Aboriginal early childhood development services.
The centre will be built next to the Perenjori Primary School.
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