The new Melton Central Community Centre is officially complete and ready to deliver training, employment support and health and wellbeing services.
The $4.7 million centre on Station Road has replaced an existing, aged building and is the new home for both Djerriwarrh Community and Education Services and CatholicCare.
It will house key community services including employment and education services – such as vocational student and adult classes – migrant and refugee settlement support, family violence support programs, and neighbourhood house activity programming.
Melton council chief executive Kelvin Tori said the centre was tailored to ensure the best possible outcomes for local residents.
“Centres like this one have the potential to improve outcomes in employment, health, and social inclusion,” Mr Tori said.
“It’s a place that will bring community services and council support together to provide a hub tailored to local needs.
“At a time when employment support and social wellbeing are so important, we’re proud to have this centre ready for residents.
“I’d like to thank the state government for its generous funding contribution which has helped us to deliver this important project.”
Council contributed $2.7 million towards the project, with the government providing $2 million as part of is Growing Suburbs Fund.
The centre features nine multipurpose/training spaces, open plan office space, six interview rooms, lounge and foyer space, interfaith space for reflection and prayer, an outdoor space, staff collaboration space and a training kitchen.
The centre is currently closed in line with state government restrictions.