Kurmboon Children and Family Centre | Officer
The newly built Kurmboon Child and Family Centre located in Pink Hill Boulevard, Officer is now officially open.
Since the start of Term 3 2023, this brand-new facility has been delivering high quality kindergarten services to 3-and-4-year-old children.
Located in the Timbertop Estate, the facility will provide the local community with early childhood and family services.
The facility’s indigenous name ‘Kurmboon’ means ‘tree blossom’. The name was chosen following consultation with the Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation, historical and community groups and the local community.
The centre features:
- two kindergarten program rooms
- one community room
- three consulting rooms
- outdoor play area
- staff room and amenities
- a public art piece.
The centre’s public art piece in the outdoor play area features a butterfly perched on a flower. Made of steel and optical filters, the sun’s rays interact with the flower petals to create constantly changing vivid colours.
This project was funded by the Victorian Government’s Children’s Facilities Capital Program Major Grants ($1.6m) and council ($3.7m) via developer contributions.
This project was completed in July 2023
- Kindergarten services to 3-and-4-year-old children are currently available at this facility