Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Port Focus review of 2011: 4 of 6

On for young and old: Two especially significant projects for our community reached critical decision points in 2011. A contract has been awarded for the construction of the Liardet St Family and Children's Centre which will provide 135 licensed childcare places. The former St Vincents Boys Home site has been made available to Claremont SouthPort Aged Care Ltd for the construction of a high care aged care facility. This will add 30 beds to the existing 60 currently at SouthPort Community Residential Home. The search for a site has been 'long and arduous' - since 2005 at least. Albert Park College opened to its first cohort of students in 2011 and has just completed an outstanding year under the leadership of Principal Steve Cook. Port Melbourne Primary has gone from being a shrinking school in the early 2000s to a school under signficant pressure from growth. The need for a new primary school is obvious.

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