$1.1million for Yarram Hub project

Yarram District Hub will receive $1.1 million as part of the State Government’s funding for early childhood infrastructure.

Deputy Premier and Gippsland South MLA Peter Ryan and Children and Early Childhood Development Minister Wendy Lovell made the announcement on Wednesday.

The funding, which can be used to upgrade facilities or develop integrated children’s services hubs, is a combination of state and national partnership funding, incorporating the 2011-12 $26 million grants round, money brought forward from the recently announced $50 million grants round and $4.4 million in internal departmental funds.

Mr Ryan said the $1.1 million grant would provide for just under the half the total project cost of $2.76 million.

“Once completed, the project will deliver an integrated children’s centre that replaces the existing stand-alone services in Yarram,” Mr Ryan said.

“The new centre will resolve capacity and access issues for families and will be part of a broader community hub that will include a range of complementary services.