Construction works are commencing this month to redevelop a busy community learning centre in one of Wyndham’s fastest growing suburbs.

Tarneit Community Learning Centre will soon be home to expanded Council services and new community spaces in the $2.5 million Wyndham City project.

Wyndham City Mayor, Cr Mia Shaw, said with Tarneit’s population growing at a rapid rate, the demand for services was also growing.

“Once complete, those looking to access Council services, including building services to discuss renovations, new builds or home improvements will be able to do so from Tarneit,” Cr Shaw said.

“Town planning will also be on offer from the centre, as will Council’s economic development unit who will also have a presence at the centre, providing information to small businesses about Council services and assistance, as well as other available Government support.”

“Another exciting component of the redeveloped centre will be the dedicated youth space and the landscaping at the Leakes Road side of the building, which spills out into an area for youth.”

“Other features of this project also include a remodelled entry to improve the connection between the Community Learning Centre and the library, a welcoming and friendly customer service, improved meeting spaces, flexible shared working spaces, a new lounge and community café, more meeting rooms, shared consulting rooms, and improved landscaping.”

Cr Shaw said that while the Community Centre section of the building is now closed to the public, locals can still access customer service through the Julia Gillard Library, which will remain operational throughout construction.

Wyndham City acknowledges the State Government’s funding contribution towards the project of $1.08 million through the Growing Suburbs Fund, and $100,000 through the Changing Places Fund to go towards accessible toilets at the centre.

Works are expected to wrap up by late 2019.

To keep up to date on the project visit www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/majorprojects

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