Our new kidzspace centre at Kangaroo Flat is officially open.

Minister for Public Transport and Minister for Major Projects Jacinta Allan opened the centre during a special function on Friday.

Students from Strathfieldsaye Primary School explained how they helped design kidzspace, while MacKillop Family Services CEO Robyn Miller spoke of the value of the centre in delivering support and care for children.

Our CEO Kim Sykes outlined the history of the kidzspace project, thanked the organisation’s ‘awesome’ staff and thanked Walsh and O’Meara Builders, CBA Building Designers and the Bendigo-based sub-contractors who created the centre.

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Hundreds of excited children and parents then took over the kidzspace building for a three-hour Kidz Party.

There were smiles for miles as children enjoyed a host of activities, including face painting, balloon art, AFL Central Victoria interactive footy display, Animals2U petting zoo, TZR Reptiles and Wildlife snake and crocodile handling, Kangaroo Flat CFA fire truck, indigenous craft table, vegetable seedlings planting, fun photo booth and a make your own fruit kebab station.

BCHS showbags and balloons were popular with children too.

The Rotary Club of Bendigo-Strathdale cooked a free barbecue for all in attendance.