AS PART of its 2017/18 Capital Works program, the South Gippsland Shire Council will move forward with the plans to demolish the old Korumburra preschool.
But it is not dismissing the sentiment attached to the old pre-school.
In a statement this week the shire acknowledged “the facility provided early years services within the town for close to 50 years and many in the local community would have begun their education journey there.”
“However, the building has reached the end of its serviceable life, which was one of the main factors behind the creation of the new Karmai Community Children’s Centre.
“The demolition works will commence mid-January 2018 and are expected to be completed by early February,” said a spokesperson for the shire.
The site of the old preschool will be returned to open grassed space, while future options for this site are considered.
Council’s Coordinator of Buildings, Alister Fixter, was conscious that many locals would be nostalgic about the old building.
“Hundreds of local community members started their education in this old building,” he said.
“Now we look forward to seeing the ongoing success of the new Karmai Community Children’s Centre for future generations.”