Council helps fund extension of community kindy
THE North Burnett Regional Council has recommended approving a funding application by the Gayndah C&K Kindergarten to support building extensions in 2018.
Kindergarten director Laura Ballantyne-Wren made contact with the council in November 2017 about building maintenance issues and funding to build a deck.
General manager corporate and community services Brad Duke said in the report the C&K Kindergarten delivered a vital service to the Gayndah community.
"The current enrolment of 24 children at the C&K will see the opportunity of an increase in enrolments up to 44 children as a direct result of the extension of usable space,” Mr Duke said.
"The ability to facilitate maximum capacity, of up to 44 children, will present an opportunity to employ a second teacher and second assistant.
"This will deliver a significant employment benefit to the Gayndah town.”
Mr Duke said the construction of the space would help to boost the local economy by contracting a local builder and sourcing local building materials.
Mr Duke met with Mrs Ballantyne-Wren on-site in November 2017 to view the current financial statements.
The total cost of the project is calculated at about $33,000.
"Council's contribution of $5590 will be relevantly minimal but essential to the project,” Mr Duke said.
The council also moved to approve waiving the $590 building and development fees for the project which has an April 2018 deadline.