Kurrambee Myaring Community Centre open for all

Published on 17 April 2018

Mayor and minister at opening

Victorian Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos joined Surf Coast Shire Council Mayor David Bell today opening Torquay’s new $6.8 million Kurrambee Myaring Community Centre.

The new centre, delivered on time and within budget, will offer a broad range of child and family-based services and flexible spaces for a growing community.

Uses will include:

  • Kindergarten;
  • Occasional care centre;
  • Maternal and child health services;
  • Public immunisations sessions centre;
  • Private breastfeeding and changing facilities;
  • Dedicated space for young people; and,
  • Spaces for hire for activities such as early intervention, parenting programs and flexible spaces for community groups.

The Victorian Government contributed $1.6 million to the project and Surf Coast Shire Council $5.175 million.

Mayor David Bell thanked Ms Mikakos for the government’s contribution as he hailed an important day for the Council and residents.

“With our population growing, this is a substantial investment in meeting the needs of families in the community,” Cr Bell said.

“The Kurrambee Myaring Community Centre will be an important community hub and above all a welcoming space for all people. Anyone who comes through the door will be provided support in accessing the help that they need.”

The new building, on Merrijig Drive, has environmentally friendly design including solar panels, water tanks, indoor and outdoor play spaces, a herb and vegetable garden and interactive weather station. 

It features three consulting rooms, three multi-purpose rooms and a shower and toilet with adult hoist.

Kurrambee Myaring is an Aboriginal name meaning ‘merry laugh, here in this place’.