Research to continue into childcare needs for East Moyne

Published on 09 January 2018

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A survey into the childcare needs of families living in the eastern parts of Moyne Shire received 19 submissions.

The information provided by respondents will be used to guide further research into the possible provision of childcare services in the region.

Residents from Garvoc, Panmure, Ecklin South, Wangoom, Panmure, Ballangeich, Cudgee, Nullawarre, Naringal, and Laang to part in the survey, with their submissions representing 36 children.

Moyne Shire’s manager of community services Jan Consedine thanked everyone for their submissions, saying it provided a good snapshot of families in the area.

“The council is continuing to explore options that could address the needs of the families,” Mrs Consedine said.

“The main consideration in this matter is the lack of a suitable venue that can meet the strict government guidelines and regulations for childcare provision.

“There are also important considerations around sustainability and ongoing costs, and we need to take population trends into account.”

Cr Daniel Meade also thanked people for their submissions.

“It’s important that residents take part in consultation processes like this because it provides the council with important information,” Cr Meade said.

“This survey has been invaluable. Obviously there are no quick fixes, but the information provided to us from residents has given us plenty of food for thought. We will continue to look at how we might be able to address the issue of childcare services in Moyne’s eastern region.”