People in Casey now have access to the childcare and maternal health services they need, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams today opened the newly redeveloped Chalcot Lodge Childrens Centre, which is primed to support a growing Casey community for years to come.

The $750,000 project includes include a new multipurpose community room, a flexible consulting room, an upgrade of the kindergarten, a new community kitchen, outdoor play area and better community amenities.

The project responds to increasing demand for Maternal Child Health. In last twelve months the number of babies born in Casey has increased by 5 per cent, from 4,959 to 5,202.

The Labor Government matched Casey City Council funding for the redevelopment through $375,000 from the 2017-18 Growing Suburbs Fund.

The Chalcot Lodge Children’s Centre redevelopment is one of 161 projects the Victorian Government has funded to date through the Growing Suburbs Fund.

The Growing Suburbs Fund has delivered more than $25 million for 16 projects in Casey, including the Casey Cycling Precinct, Sweeney Reserve Softball Pavilion Development and the Ramleigh Family and Community Centre.

More information on the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund is available at