Casey Safety Village transitions to school-based program
“While the program attracts around 10,000 children each year, around 60 per cent of users are from outside the City of Casey. As the facility receives no other government funding, the cost of the service is being born by Casey ratepayers,” Cr Serey said.
In order to remain financially viable into the future, Cr Serey said significant expansion of the facility would need to occur. However, its location in the Casey Sports Complex, which is also the site for the proposed East Cranbourne railway station, means this will not be possible.
“The decision has therefore been taken to close the facility and transition to a school-based model that will be delivered directly to local schools.
“Council remains committed to improving road safety for children, and resources will be redirected to developing the program during 2020 for commencement in first term 2021. We are in the process of contact all our local schools to inform them of this change and to inform them of the new opportunities that will be available for their students.”
The CFA was engaged in the service review process and Council will work with them to determine their future plans for the relocatable buildings they currently have at the site.
Consultation has concluded