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June 27, 2011

Yarram residents are being encouraged to have their say in what services should be offered at the new community centre proposed to be built in Grant Street by participating in a community survey.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said it was important local families made the most of the opportunity so that the new community centre could include all the necessary services and facilities.

“The Shire is overseeing plans to build a new community centre that will provide the Yarram district community with much-needed childcare services,” Mr Chester said.

“It is proposed that the childcare centre should incorporate a range of other community services such as specialist consulting rooms and community meeting space.

“The Shire is currently working through a range of proposed services and trying to finalise a proposal that will meet the needs of the Yarram district community for many years to come.

“A consultant has been appointed to meet with a local group including Uniting Care Gippsland and Early Years Working Group, which has taken a lead role in the quest to secure childcare service for Yarram, as well as Yarram and District Health Service, Yarram Indoor Pool Committee, Rotary Club of Yarram and Yarram Traders.

“Local families are also being encouraged to make sure their views are heard.”

An online survey can be completed at

For those who do not have internet access, the Shire has made hard copies of the Yarram District Hub Feasibility Study Survey available and they can be collected from Council offices.

Mr Chester said he would meet with the consultant this week to provide an overview of the feedback he had received at various meetings with local community groups.

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