Demand for child care will see a new centre built in Gunnedah later this year.
Mornington Heights Estate said the centre would be fast-tracked as part of its stage three plans for the local estate.
“With positive feedback from council on the proposal and designs for the childcare centre under way, it is feasible to propose the centre could be under construction around September 2019 and ready for first enrolments by mid-2020,” estate development manager Darren Robson said.
The centre is aimed at the “high concentration of young families moving into the area”.
The centre will be built at lots 327-329 in the estate. It will cater for more than 50 children aged 0-5 and create employment opportunities for experienced child care workers and trainees. Plans will feature outdoor play areas and plenty of parking.
“The positivity in Gunnedah, and in business in general, is starting to build following the devastation of the drought,” Mr Robson said.
“It’s about time Gunnedah had some good news.”
The new child care centre will be the second built in Gunnedah in the past few years, with Li’l Achievers expanding in 2017 from 24 places a day to 80.