Project update - 11 April 2022

The Early Years Facilities Review was adopted by Council on 15 March 2022. In light of the roll-out of three year old kindergarten across Victoria, the Review makes recommendations for new early years infrastructure as well as maintaining and enhancing existing infrastructure.

Project update - 22 November 2021

This consultation is now closed.

Thank you to all who provided their feedback, Council will now consider these for the final draft of the review.

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Brimbank's Community Services and Infrastructure Plan 2018-38 (CSIP) provides direction on what new facilities will be needed in our community into the future. The plan recommends five children’s and community centres be built over the next 15 years.

In the time since the CSIP was adopted by Council, the Victorian Government has committed to introducing three-year-old kindergarten for all children from 2022. To accommodate this, Brimbank will need more early years infrastructure.

The purpose of this Early Years Facilities Review is to answer the following questions:

  1. Are the five planned children’s and community centres in the right location to meet community need?
  2. What other infrastructure will be needed?
  3. Are there any early years facilities not needed in the future?

Our recommendations

  • A change of priority order for the Children’s and Community Centres

    CSIP priority orderRevised priority order
    West Sunshine Children’s and Community Centre
    25 Kermeen St West Sunshine
    Dempster Park Children’s and Community Centre
    72A Phoenix St North Sunshine
    Deer Park West Children’s and Community Centre
    57A Quinn St Deer Park
    Albanvale Children’s and Community Centre
    44 Diamond Ave Albanvale
    Furlong Road Children’s and Community Centre
    43-49 Furlong Rd North Sunshine
  • Consultation and design should be undertaken to expand the following sites:
    • St Albans East Kindergarten
    • East Sunshine Kindergarten
    • Epalock Crescent Kindergarten
    • St Albans West Kindergarten.
  • Further strategic work should be undertaken into refurbishment options for:
    • Kellie O’Connell Kindergarten
    • Albion Kindergarten.
  • Further strategic work should be undertaken to understand future need for:
    • Deer Park Children’s and Community Centre
    • Keilor Downs Playgroup
    • Aycliffe Drive Kindergarten
    • Barbary Crescent Kindergarten.