A MOUNT Lawley child care centre that faced potential closure this year will remain open.
The future of Meela Child Care Centre was uncertain until the McGowan Government recently announced it would provide funding for accommodation support.
The centre is a tenant of a property on West Parade owned by the Public Transport Authority (PTA), but its support was to end this year under the former State Government.
The former Liberal State Government was keen to save $30 million from the PTA, which hung a cloud over the centre’s future.
Centre Director Cim Bowden said the Meela community was “delighted and heartened” by the new commitment.
“The ease on the financial burden to up keep the property will enable Meela to focus on putting more money into the children’s education and care,” she said.
“The funding allows us to plan the future.”
Mount Lawley Simon Millman MLA said the centre would be one of 64 that would receive a share of $4 million throughout he next four years.
“Meela Child Care Centre and Parenting WA are important community resources that are utilised by local families,” Mr Millman said.
“Many families in our community depend on these centres for parenting support and their childcare needs”