Saturday, August 13, 2011

sherbrooke family and children's centre update

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of a site visit of the Sherbrooke Family and Children's Centre. Despite the rainy weather the construction is going well and keeping to timelines.

These timber columns are a wonderful part of the design (yes they are from a sustainable source and not native forest) and will support the roofline of the walkway between the various pavilions housing the kinder and long day care children.

It's a wonderful thing to stand amongst the construction site and see a political dream fast becoming a reality.

This project is very dear to my heart, the mooted closure of Sherbrooke Children's Centre in 2004 was the reason I ran for council. Since then I have been a keen advocate for children and long day care in the Dandenong Ranges. Click here for some of the background.

I've long wondered what the view is on the other side of the these windows, locals driving along Burwood Highway will be familiar with them from the front, but from the inside they provide a view, no matter how big or small.

The building has been designed on passive ecological sustainability design principles, this pipework is for the hydronic heating in the 'baby's room'.

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