Maribyrnong City Council

Perkins Architects

$4 Million

Time Frame
October 2013 – December 2014

The Burns Street Children and Family Centre project was a redevelopment of the existing Dobson Kindergarten and Burns Street Maternal and Child Health Centre at 23–25 Burns Street Maidstone into an integrated facility. The project was developed to meet the increased demand for kindergarten and Maternal and Child Health (MCH) services due to population growth and demographic changes in Maidstone and surrounding areas.

The new single storey purpose built Children’s and Family Centre was constructed on the site, incorporating preschool, maternal child health and allied health consulting services, a community meeting room and associated ancillary facilities. The new building floor area is approximately 1230M².

The project involved the demolition and site clearing of the existing Dobson Preschool Centre and Maternal Child Health buildings.

A number of existing mature trees on site were retained for the proposed works. The existing children’s playground was renovated and additional landscaping was provided in the park adjacent to the building and around the entry and street interface of the new facility.

An existing City West sewer line was diverted around the building. Works were carried out by an approved City West Contractor.

The works were required to be staged to enable the Dobson Preschool to continue to operate in the existing building and playground while the new facility is being constructed.