Constituency Question: Families and Children

Ros SPENCE (Yuroke) (13:21:53) — (14 558) My question is to the Minister for Families and Children. What opportunities are available to support facilities for children and families in the Yuroke electorate, such as the proposed Merrifield West northern community hub project? Many young families choose to buy or build their first home in the Yuroke electorate. Indeed housing growth in the Mickleham and Yuroke suburbs was ranked as the fastest in Australia in 2016–17. The Andrews Labor government’s significant local investment in new and improved facilities for these parents and their kids has provided access to preschool, child and maternal health services, and other community facilities close to home. As the Yuroke electorate continues to grow, I would welcome any information the minister can provide on opportunities to provide further support for these much-needed community facilities.