Parents in Augusta will have access to additional childcare services, with a re-elected Coalition Government committing $400,000 to deliver new childcare facilities in the area.
Liberal Member for Forrest, Nola Marino, said a new childcare centre has been a long-held desire of the Augusta community.
“Childcare enables parents to resume their careers as their families grow and improved access to childcare services would be a huge win for the whole community,” Mrs Marino said.
“All Australian families deserve access to quality childcare, regardless of where they live. Access to quality childcare is good for families, good for communities and good for local economies.
“The Shire of Augusta Margaret River has made provision for new childcare facilities in Augusta, but costs for the project have escalated putting it beyond reach of the local community.
“I’m really pleased to commit $400,000 under a re-elected Coalition Government to get this project going,” Mrs Marino said.
This commitment builds on the Government’s ongoing investment in childcare, which benefits more than 5,000 families living in Forrest.
“We are also making childcare more affordable, by removing the annual cap on the Child Care Subsidy and providing additional support for families with multiple children in childcare at the same time,” she said.
If re-elected, the Morrison Government will deliver this project in partnership with the Shire of Augusta Margaret River.
“I’m proud of what I have achieved for the people of Forrest, and I’m committed to delivering more, like this great project,” Mrs Marino said.