Families in Paraburdoo have today celebrated the completion of a new childcare facility located in the town centre.
Previously serviced from a repurposed house in a residential area, the modern new centre will accommodate 73 children, more than doubling the number of childcare places previously available in Paraburdoo.
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman welcomed the official opening of the new centre.
"This new centre will significantly improve the long-term attraction and retention of residents by enhancing the wellbeing and quality of life of those living in Paraburdoo," Mr Redman said.
"This supports the Pilbara Cities vision of growing regional centres into vibrant, sustainable communities."
The childcare centre is located in the town centre adjacent to the site for the new Paraburdoo Community Hub, which is due to begin construction in 2017.
"Centrally locating these facilities will revitalise the town centre and create a central precinct for the community to access services and amenities," the Minister said.
"This is another example of how Royalties for Regions is supporting a better quality of life in regional WA, enabling growth and contributing to strong regional economies."
The $4.6 million project was made possible with a $1.5 million contribution through the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions' Pilbara Cities initiative, along with $2.86 million funding from Rio Tinto and $300,000 from the Shire of Ashburton.
The Paraburdoo Childcare Centre is one of more than 100 projects under the Pilbara Cities initiative which are making the Pilbara a place, people choose to live and raise a family.
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