My adjournment matter this evening is directed to the Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development, and it is in relation to the Barwon Heads kindergarten. Many people would be aware that a new Barwon Heads kindergarten is required to be built on a new site as the current site is too small for a double-room kinder facility.
Last year the then member for South Barwon in the Assembly, Michael Crutchfield, City of Greater Geelong councillors and council staff were well down the path of working out an appropriate location and determining a possible time line for construction. Leading up to the election Andrew Katos, who has since become the member for South Barwon, made a promise of $1 million for a new Barwon Heads kindergarten.
I am advised that since the election Mr Katos has not met with the very active kindergarten committee at all. The committee is in the dark as to where that promise is.
It is in the dark as to where the potential site of the new kindergarten might be. Therefore I ask the minister to provide me and the people of Barwon Heads with information on when the funding will be provided and when this promise will be honoured by the Baillieu government.