A new kinder awaits Surf Coast families

13 June 2017

Local families have the opportunity to be part of the first kindergarten program at the new Kurrambee Myaring Community Centre (KMCC) in Torquay.

Located on Merrijig Drive, Torquay, the community centre is under construction and scheduled to open the first term of 2018. Surf Coast Shire Council is currently taking kinder applications for next year, with KMCC included in the Council-managed cluster for the first time.

Mayor Brian McKiterick said it was an exciting time for young families in Torquay and surrounding areas.

“People might have travelled near Merrijig Drive recently and seen the building taking shape,” Cr McKiterick said.

“As a Council, we’re committed to providing great services for families and children in our growing region. Kurrambee Myaring Community Centre is a perfect example of that.

“To have a kinder program at a state-of-the-art facility is impressive, and I encourage families to consider applying for a place for next year.”

Council also manages kinders in Anglesea, Jan Juc, Winchelsea, Lorne and Torquay – which are also open for 2018 applications.

Next year KMCC and Torquay will feature dedicated rooms for pre-kindergarten children aged between three and five years old.

“Based on the feedback we’ve received from families, we know these will be a popular addition to both centres,” Cr McKiterick said.

Kurrambee Myaring is an Aboriginal name meaning ‘Merry-laugh, here in this place’. The community centre will offer various services including allied health, occasional care, youth services and spaces for the public to hire.

For further details on kinder applications, contact centralapplication@surfcoast.vic.gov.au. To apply, visit www.surfcoast.vic.gov.au/kinder2018. First-round applications close 30 June 2017.