We’re reviewing community services in the suburb of Maribyrnong

Published on 27 January 2022

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Council is checking-in with residents of the suburb of Maribyrnong around what they love about their community services and what they’d like to see added – be it programs, access, or new places to socialise, learn and get fit.

The check-in is part of an investigation into community satisfaction with the existing services and future needs to help prepare for expected growth in demand as more people call the suburb home.

There are six Council facilities delivering a variety of programs and services to residents from early childhood education to programs across the spectrum of ages and interests, including our seniors and sporting activities:

  • Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre
  • Maribyrnong Community Centre
  • Maribyrnong Kindergarten
  • Maribyrnong Library
  • Maribyrnong Reserve / Raleigh Road Activity Centre
  • Maribyrnong River Children’s Centre

The Maribyrnong Community Centre is already being modified to increase kinder attendance, offering 66 places and increasing the capacity of early learning services in the suburb in the short-term.

Council is also conscious that some of the facilities, which are also ageing, have been under-utilised and programs undersubscribed, given restrictions imposed during the pandemic

It wants to understand whether the community thinks this might change as we move towards a new normal, or whether their preference might be for Council to consider different alternatives for delivering improved services.

The comments provided will be considered as part of a Feasibility Study to determine options to deliver future needs.

Council will also be talking to service providers and program managers to understand how existing facilities are currently being used, in addition to the conversation with the broader community.

Head to Your City Your Voice before Sunday 20 February to provide your feedback. Participants can undertake a short questionnaire; place a comment on the Maribyrnong map or place an idea on the ideas wall.

Message from the Mayor, Cr Anthony Tran

The suburb of Maribyrnong is home to a diverse group of people, some sporty, some just starting families that need services like kinder, and others now retired who want to catch up with friends. Our facilities are your home away from home, so tell us what would encourage you to visit them more and contribute to creating the community you love to be a part of.