Site Search

New-look Yarrunga centre opens

Tuesday 10 September 2019
Children have a modern new place to play and learn, following the opening of the refurbished Yarrunga Early Learning Centre in East Albury.

The new-look centre includes bigger, brighter children’s rooms, new bathrooms, outdoor learning spaces and undercover access.

It replaces ageing and outdated facilities that were demolished to make way for the improvements.

The $870,000 makeover of the council-owned property in Woodstock Court was funded by AlburyCity, the Yarrunga community and the Federal Government, with council providing more than $600,000 of the total cost.

Children and staff have been using a temporary centre in David Street while construction took place.

AlburyCity Mayor Kevin Mack said council was delighted to have helped the centre enter a new era.

“Early learning is critical in the development of children’s lives so it’s fantastic to have worked with the government and the team at Yarrunga to develop these fantastic new facilities,” he said.

The new facilities cater to about 120 local families with children aged between six weeks and five years.

Related news
Wednesday 11 September 2019
Festival has the 'write' stuff for everyone

A book created by children, adults with mixed abilities and an artist will headline the opening of the Write Around the Murray festival this week.

Friday 06 September 2019
Community stands up for children

Local students will create chalk art in Dean Street and QEII Square to make a statement of support for victims of child abuse as part of White Balloon Day activities tomorrow.

Monday 09 September 2019
Garden festival to grow and thrive

Green thumbs are invited to leap into spring for what will become the biggest and best garden festival between Canberra and Melbourne.