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Local kinders receive funding for upgrades

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien has today congratulated 13 local kindergartens who will receive State Government funding to improve their facilities and give children better access to up-to-date information technology equipment.

Mr O’Brien applauded the efforts of kindergarten staff and committees who had worked hard on applications for funding to ensure the youngest members of our communities received the best possible start to their education.

Mr O’Brien said he welcomed today’s news that Fish Creek Kindergarten would receive close to $20,000 to undertake expansion works.

“Our local communities are continuing to grow and with many families moving to the electorate it is important kindergarten infrastructure keeps pace with the growth,” Mr O’Brien said.

“In addition, Longford Kindergarten and Sale’s Hyland Community Kindergarten will also receive $3,000 to undertake minor infrastructure improvements, while the Kath Foley Children's Centre in Sale will receive $7,300 to undertake works of a similar nature.”

Mr O’Brien said kindergartens to receive funding to purchase new IT equipment included:

  • East Sale Kindergarten - $1,419;
  • Fish Creek Kindergarten - $1,500;
  • Prom Coast Centre for Children at Foster - $676;
  • Gormandale Kindergarten - $1,419;
  • Longford Kindergarten - $1,419;
  • Meeniyan Preschool - $1,388;
  • Poowong Kindergarten - $1,419;
  • Sale North Kindergarten - $1,500;
  • St. Columbas Kindergarten at Sale - $1,419;
  • Hyland Community Kindergarten at Sale - $519;
  • Toora Kindergarten - $1,500; and
  • Welshpool Kindergarten - $1,500.

“As a father of kindergarten children myself I understand how important it is to ensure that kindergarten children have access to modern IT equipment and are educated in facilities that are fit-for-purpose and meet the needs of today’s kinder curriculum is vital,” Mr O’Brien said.

“I congratulate those teachers and parents that have put pen to paper to ensure their kinders received funding in this latest round of grants.”

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