18 May, 2023
New childcare centre and housing approved near Fernvale School
Somerset Regional Council has conditionally approved the development of a childcare centre adjacent to Fernvale State School (pictured) on Foresthill Fernvale Road.
When built, the centre will cater for 99 children employing 13 staff on a separately subdivided 3,000 square metre block.
Fernvale Recreation Grounds Committee representative, Cr Sean Choat said the new facility would be a welcome addition to the region.
“A lot of families in the region have expressed a need for additional childcare facilities in Somerset so this will provide welcome relief for many,” Cr Choat said.
“This facility will cater for the growing needs of our community and the many families with young children who have moved to the region in recent years.
“The development also includes 34 new residential lots with an average lot size of 648 sqm as part of a combined development application with the childcare centre.
“Overall, the application meets legal requirements, and the requirements of the Somerset planning scheme and Council has approved it subject to conditions.”