WIMMERA people can take a look through the region’s newest education precinct at the weekend.
The $2.5-million Nhill Early Years Centre will open its doors on Sunday from 11am to 2pm.
The centre at Nhill College is a multi-purpose early years care and education precinct that incorporates three and four-year-old kindergarten programs, playgroup, childcare, and maternal and child health services.
Construction started in May 2016.
Hindmarsh mayor Debra Nelson said construction and fit-out was complete, and the centre would hopefully open officially within the next month.
“We wanted to give all those who have supported the new centre or watched the progress over the past 15 months a chance to have a look through before services start,” she said.
“The centre is going through the licensing process with the Department of Education and Training. This is required before any centre can offer kindergarten or childcare programs.
“There are a few items still to be ticked off, but we are hoping this process can be wrapped up in a few weeks.”
Cr Nelson said the project was one of the most important in Nhill for many years.
“Its implications for the development and long-term wellbeing of our youngest residents are enormous, and so is its importance for the continued economic development of the town,” she said. “It will serve the broader community of Nhill and district for many years into the future.”