Tallangatta Integrated Community Centre
The Tallangatta Integrated Community Centre was a key project identified through the Tallangatta Tomorrow masterplanning process. The project was also identified during Strategic Early Years planning to support future growth of Tallangatta. The project has received $2.2 million in funding from the Victorian State Government.
The sustainable, solar passive, architectually designed facility will incorporate a diverse range of services including a modern library, community space, public access computers, kindergarten, long day care, an eco-educational centre, maternal health and provision for Council and other community services.
The project is aligned with the Hume Strategy for Regional Communities 2010-2020 as it will deliver broad mutual community benefits that strengthen the region's competitive advantages, harness opportunities and achieve positive community outcomes. The Centre will support regional growth and in addition, the project will offer new employment opportunities for regionally based individuals and construction companies, both during construction and upon commencement of operations.
The delivery of this project supported by State and Local government collaboration. Towong Shire Council successfully applied for $800,000 from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (Victoria), $500,000 from the Department of Sustainability (Victoria), $400,000 from the Victorian Living Libraries Infrastructure Fund and $500,000 from Regional Development Victoria. The Council itself has contributed $400,000 to support the project; a significant amount considering annual rate income is only around $4 million.
The Centre will deliver social, economic and environmental benefits that will assist in developing community capacity and promoting a vibrant township.
Construction commenced in 2014 and is due for completion in 2016.
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