Grand opening for childcare centre

Grand opening for childcare centre

OCEAN GROVE’S highly anticipated Boorai Centre was officially opened on Saturday.
“The Boorai Centre is going to change the lives of families living in Ocean Grove now and for generations to come,” Beangala ward Councillor Jan Farrell said.
The new integrated children’s centre took two years to build, with applications for funding first being made back in 2012.
The Hon Wendy Lovell, Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development attended and officiated the ceremony along with Councillor Jan Farrell.
“It’s an honour to be officially opening the Boorai Centre, this is a monumental day for Ocean Grove. This project has been a team effort with two levels of government involved as well as many community members of Ocean Grove,” minister Lovell said.
Wathaurong Cultural Heritage Officer Uncle David Tournier lead a burning ceremony on the day, with families and guests treated to traditional indigenous dancing from the young ‘Deadly Dancers’.
Amongst the political faces that also came along for the opening was Federal member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson, Member for Western Province David Koch and Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville.
The Boorai Centre combines numerous services to the community including long day-care, kindergarten, maternal and child health, a toy library and playgroups.

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