BUSTER the Fun Bus will stop running in Melville at the end |of the week after decades of service.
The City of Melville has decided to redirect its funding to appointing a dedicated early years officer.
The new position comes in response to City research into the development of young children and the results of the 2015 Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) survey.
Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said funding would be reallocated to the new position with the aim of decreasing the number of children who were vulnerable.
“As the City continues its work in the area of early childhood development and we understand more about the specific needs of our community across each suburb, we must respond to those needs as they change,” he said.
“Reallocating our early years funds will provide a more targeted and outcome-focused approach for families with young children.
“The City will need to reallocate funding currently used for the Buster the Fun Bus service; however, with many local playgroups and toy libraries available across the City there are still many options available to families.”
There are playgroups in the City at Willagee Community Centre, Bullcreek Community Centre, Heathcote Cultural Precinct, Attadale Playgroup near Point Walter Reserve, Kulungah Myah Family Centre and Kardinya Community Hall.
There are also toy libraries at Heathcote Cultural Precinct, Attadale Playgroup and Kulungah Myah Family Centre.