Big win for local childcare

May 17, 2024 8:58 am in by
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A major expansion of Loxton’s Woodleigh childcare centre is now a step closer, after securing over $9M of Federal funding.

It’s one of 46 projects across the country that will get funded through the new ‘Growing Regions Program’ which replaced the former ‘Building Better Regions Fund’.

Earlier this year concern was raised the project may have been in doubt, following uncertainty if the project was going to secure funding.

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A shortage of childcare places has been a significant concern for the region for some time, with the Riverland labeled in one report a childcare ‘desert’.