23 August 2023

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has visited the Kyneton Community House to unveil a new project funded under the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program.

The Stronger Communities Program funds small capital works projects that deliver social benefits to the community.

Kyneton Community House is one of the 12 successful not-for-profit and community organisations across the Bendigo electorate that received a share in $150,000 funding this round.

Kyneton Community House received $15,222 for its project to replace old equipment from the community childcare and replace it with new, safer equipment in the children’s yard that complies with the Victorian Childcare standards.

Kyneton Community House’s childcare is a priority placement community-run childcare, that supports children with differences and those at disadvantage in the community.

The space is also utilised by groups such as Young Parents' and Intergenerational Playgroup who access the site after the childcare operated hours. The children's yard is open to the public outside of scheduled activities for families and carers to access when they are looking for a quiet, safe space to let their children play.

Through the delivery of this project, this well-utilised community space now has new outdoor play equipment that will increase the opportunities for young people to learn and play.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP:

“There really is a shortfall in funding available to our community groups for small capital works projects just like this one.

“I’m glad to see Kyneton Community House receive funding for these important equipment upgrades that helps create an even more engaging and exciting play space for children.

“It’s vital that young people in our community have safe and accessible spaces available to them to learn and grow in our community – and this project delivers just that”.