Hardy Milazzo was engaged by DECS to undertake a concept feasibility study to provide a 45 place childcare centre and a 45 place pre-school, also including health and community facilities. Hardy Milazzo has subsequently documented this ground-breaking shared care facility.
This design involves integration with the existing Forbes Primary School and includes refurbishment of existing facilities, site works and purpose-built new structures. The new building incorporates environmental initiatives both active and passive, creating a voluminous light filled environment.
Marion Children’s Centre is one of the first centres of this type to be rolled out by DECS in conjunction with the Department of Health and as such is innovative as a fully integrated facility, based on a model of on-site care delivery for children aged from birth to 5 years.