Open and ready to play

Cr Haweil was jumping for joy at the new Grand Boulevard Play Space. (Hume Council)

Hume Council is investing in the future of the north, opening three child friendly education and play spaces on Friday October 27.

Former Hume Mayor Joseph Haweil was joined by Kalkallo MP Ros Spence to officially open the Kalkallo North Community Centre.

It’s the latest community centre to open in Hume’s growth areas and was financed by $5 million from council and $5 million from the state government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.

The facility is a one stop hub for services in Kalkallo, including maternal and child health, kindergarten and community meeting and training spaces.

Cr Haweil also attended the Grand Boulevard Play Space official opening in Craigieburn, a $6.9 million project funded by council and the state government.

The play space forms part of the wider Grand Boulevard Reserve Project, which involves development of a new five-hectare open space reserve to feature a community recreation and picnic area, designated junior and senior areas, along with the nature play space with sensory learning elements.

Also in Craigieburn, Hume Council hosted a teddy bears’ picnic to celebrate the opening of a new rotunda at DS Aitken Reserve.

The rotunda offers locals a place to meet and engage in activities while enjoying DS Aitken Reserve.

“Hume City’s northern growth area is a huge part of what makes our municipality the place people want to settle down and raise their young families,” Cr Haweil said.

“Today we’ve shown how committed council is to giving families wishing to call Hume home that feeling of community and engagement, and providing their children the opportunity to have fun experiences while interacting with others.”

Gerald Lynch