9 June, 2024

Childcare facility approved

Somerset Regional Council has conditionally approved a childcare centre for 90 places in Lowood.

Childcare facility approved - feature photo

The proposed facility will be built at 31 and 33 Prospect Street, adjoining the town’s primary school.

The centre will be built on a site of about 2000 sqm and include six separate rooms, and two outdoor play areas.

Councillor Tiara Hurley supported the development application, saying there was a real need to cater for more families in Somerset.

“It’s wonderful to have more options for working families in Somerset,” Cr Hurley said.

In the same meeting, Cr Brieschke said “it would be fantastic to see another childcare facility built around Toogoolawah and Esk where there is a desperate need.”

Council requested officers prepare a report to look at opportunities to attract childcare providers to the region.


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