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New-look Lipscombe Park Kinder celebrates 50 years

21 June 2017

Lipscomb kinder

More children will have access to high-quality early years education thanks to a $550,000 redevelopment of Lipscombe Park Kindergarten.

Maroondah Mayor, Cr Tony Dib, officially unveiled the redevelopment on June 7, and said the boost to places would help meet growing demand for quality early childhood education and care in the area.

“This work will enable vital early years education to be available to more children in our city,” Cr Dib said.

The 3 and 4 year kinder programs operated from the Yarrunga Community Centre while works were carried out during Term 1.

And it was cause for double celebration at the official unveiling, with Lipscombe Park also notching up its 50-year anniversary.

“Lipscombe Park Kindergarten is celebrating its 50th birthday this year and has a strong history of attendance by children who require mobility assistance, so the new design improves access to the facility with ramp upgrades and accessible amenities,” Cr Dib added.

In addition to a larger kinder room to accommodate extra children in its 3 and 4 year programs, the works include a new staff office, meeting room, kitchen, store rooms and toilets.

External works have provided a new accessible ramp to the building and resurfacing under the covered structure at the rear of the building.

“I’d like to acknowledge and congratulate the kinder committee and community for their patience while works were in progress, and I sincerely wish them all the best for the future in their refurbished kinder home,” Cr Dib said.

President of Lipscombe Park Kindergarten parent committee Crystal Morrissey said the children loved exploring the new space, and that staff were equally as excited to be working in a fresh and inviting environment.

“On behalf of the Lipscombe Park community I would like to say how grateful we are to Maroondah City Council and its members who decided to invest in our kindergarten and transform it into the fantastic new facility we see today,” she said.

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