Calliope child care centre opens soon

CLEANERS and landscapers are putting the finishing touches to Calliope's $95,000 childcare centre for its official opening later this month.

The 75-child facility, part of the greater Hazelbrook Investments development, is to be officially opened on June 27, consortium partner Jim Blackburne said yesterday.

The childcare centre would initially accept 55 children and fill to capacity as need demanded, Mr Blackburne said.

He said the consortium was planning to have council representatives for the official opening of the facility, which was built near the Calliope Shire Council offices.

The former council-owned allotment had been set aside by council for specific use as a childcare centre site to meet the expected expansion of Calliope township's population. Council called for submissions from groups interested in establishing a childcare centre.

The consortium, which developed several hundred housing allotments in the Hazelbrook area, last year also revealed plans for a $10 million development which included a 1500 square metre supermarket and eight specialty shops.

Longer-term plans include a 26-unit accommodation building with its own car parking, and a hotel/tavern.

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