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Grand plan unveiled

FAMILIES in the western end of South Gippsland Shire will be serviced by a modern kindergarten and childcare complex.

Can’t wait: looking forward to the construction of the Korumburra Integrated Children’s Centre are, front, from left, Claire Anderson of Birralee Childcare Centre, Korumburra Kindergarten president Jenni Enbom and daughter Maia, architect Daniel Haskell and Birralee’s Ebony Knox. Back, South Gippsland Shire Council’s Jan Martin and councillors Bob Newton and Andrew McEwen.

Can’t wait: looking forward to the construction of the Korumburra Integrated Children’s Centre are, front, from left, Claire Anderson of Birralee Childcare Centre, Korumburra Kindergarten president Jenni Enbom and daughter Maia, architect Daniel Haskell and Birralee’s Ebony Knox. Back, South Gippsland Shire Council’s Jan Martin and councillors Bob Newton and Andrew McEwen.

Plans for the Korumburra Integrated Children’s Centre were revealed to council and the public at an open briefing session at council’s Leongatha chambers last Wednesday.
Daniel Haskell of Haskell Architects produced artist’s impressions and a virtual tour of the $5.2 million complex.
“The centre is on a visible site. Historically, public buildings have been strong and show that council cares about society,” he said.
Kindergarten and childcare play rooms will face north to maximise natural light, and contemporary window design will reduce reliance on electrical lighting. Rooms will be able to be opened for shared learning.
Mayor Cr Kieran Kennedy was impressed with the design.
“This is a very exciting project,” he said.
Mr Haskell said the building could include solar panels and a flat roof could capture rainwater for toilet flushing.
The 120 place centre will include childcare, kindergarten, maternal and child health, and out of school hours care, as well as provide education and training opportunities for educators.
The complex will be built at 19a Mair Crescent.
The concept plan was developed with Birralee Childcare Centre and Korumburra Kindergarten. The plans will now be exhibited for two weeks.

Making statement: an artist’s impression of the entrance to the Korumburra Integrated Children’s Centre.

Making statement: an artist’s impression of the entrance to the Korumburra Integrated Children’s Centre.

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