Work is now underway on a new multi-purpose Scouts and Community Centre thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Altona Jill Hennessy today visited Carranballac P-9 College Boardwalk Campus in Point Cook to turn the sod of the project which was started on the back of a $1.375 million investment as part of the $50 million Shared Facilities Fund.

The Point Cook Scout Group also contributed $300,000 to total project costs and will share the new Scouts and Community Centre.

The will enable the Scouts and the College to expand their already busy activities and partnership programs. The Point Cook Scouts currently has 140 members and a track record of attracting young people from a diverse array of backgrounds.

Primarily, it will be used as a scouts’ facility on weeknights and weekends, and as a classroom activity space for students during school hours.

The hall will also host an outside school hour’s care program before and after school and include meeting rooms, offices, amenities, kitchen and storage spaces

It will be available for hire for local community and council programs such as yoga classes or meetings.

The Labor Government’s Shared Facilities Fund supports schools, local councils and other institutions to develop facilities that will increase access to local services and participation by the community.

Scouts Victoria will undertake the building works in consultation with the Victorian Department of Education and Training and Carranballac P-9 College.

Quotes attributable to Member for Altona Jill Hennessy

“This new facility will provide a boost to the already thriving Point Cook Scouts Group and also provide a space for the broader community to use.”

“This is  another example of how our Education State investment is helping communities across Victoria and I look forward to seeing this project completed and being used by residents right across the area.”