Botanica Springs Children’s and Community Centre – 249 Clarkes Road, Brookfield VIC 3338
With the new developing areas in Melton, it is important that the community has a common area that offers a range of facilities and spaces for activities and meetings to take place.
The Botanica Springs Children’s and Community Centre was constructed and completed in January 2015 and opened in February 2015. It was built due to the fast growing Melton population.
The centre includes maternal health facilities, mental health facilities, professional offices and a good sized community space. There is also a community kindergarten with the ability to care for 33 children of ages 3 and 4 years old.
The Botanica Springs Children’s and Community Centre has been built in a design which is environmentally friendly. It has solar assisted gas fire hot water and a 20kw solar panel that generates power for most of the centre’s power needs. It also has advanced energy efficient glazing, with all external windows and doors being double glazed to aid in insulation. A water tank is present with the capability of holding 15,000L of collected rain water at any one time, used for toilet flushing and landscape irrigation.
The idea of the community is to create a place of belonging for everyone, a place where the community can meet and socialise, especially in the Botanica Springs area. The Botanica Springs Kindergarten offers a safe, secure and protected place for children to learn and express their individuality.
The Centre’s ‘official’ opening will take place on Tuesday the 19th of May 2015, starting at 10:00 AM and finishing at 12:00 PM. There will be free activities, including food, arts & crafts and surprise performers.
For more information about the centre, please visit:http://www.melton.vic.gov.au/Council/Major_projects/Community_facilities/Future_Projects_and_Proposed_Buildings/Botanica_Springs_Childrens_and_Community_Centre
For information regarding the centre’s official opening please visit:http://www.melton.vic.gov.au/Out_n_About/Events/Events_calendar/Botanica_Springs_Childrens_Community_Centre_Official_Opening