Early Years Infrastructure Plan

The Early Years Infrastructure Plan Workshops commenced on Tuesday 5 March, with 31 participants attending. The two workshops have been completed, with another two workshops to complete during the month of March.

Expressions of interest were sought from across the Shire throughout December, January and February encouraging service providers and community members to take part in the workshops.

The workshops aim to:

  • Engage with the community, providing information to participants about the current Early Years Infrastructure challenges and the future needs of the community.
  • Consider State and National perspectives, particularly the Department of Education and Training policy direction in relation to future programs and funding.
  • Discuss and develop a set of principles which reflect the priorities and values of the community to be referred to by Council when determining future Early Years Infrastructure needs in the Shire of Nillumbik over the next 10 years.
  • Finalise a set of principles to be referred to by Council when making decisions about Early Years Infrastructure planning

Participants include members of the community with an interest in early years education and care and Providers and Educators from Nillumbik services.

Following the workshops Council will run township meetings to apply the principles and gain a local context. The township meetings are planned for commencement in May. If you would like to participate in the Early years Infrastructure Township groups, register your interest below.

Register your interest for township meetings

Requirements of the reference group

Community Reference Group workshops have been scheduled for the following dates in March 2019 

Tuesday 5 March
Tin Shed Café, 29-35 Chute Street
Diamond Creek 

Tuesday 12 March
Hurstbridge Community Hub, 50 Graysharps Road

Tuesday 19 March
Eltham Bowling Club, 20-50 Susan Street

Tuesday 26 March
Edendale Farm, 30 Gastons Road


For more information contact Beth Scott, Project Manager Early Years Infrastructure Plan, at Beth.Scott@nillumbik.vic.gov.au