The Andrews Labor Government is giving Broadford a refreshed and expanded community space for local residents.

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria and Broadford local, Jaclyn Symes, Jaclyn Symes, today marked the beginning of works to redevelop Broadford’s Community Centre.

The project will transform the former Bush Nursing Hospital, built in 1933, into a modern community facility – the Broadford Living and Learning Centre.

The refurbishment will include a new office and large multi-purpose rooms, open plan kitchen and servery, renovated bathroom facilities, IT/e-learning room, historic display and outdoor play area.

Ms Symes secured funding of $565,000 for the project from the Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF).

Mitchell Shire Council has also contributed $95,000 to the project.

“The Broadford Living and Learning Centre has a lot of history, so I am pleased to see works begin that will give it a new lease of life ensuring residents can use these facilities for decades to come,” Ms Symes said.

“I look forward to seeing the completed works later this year and joining the local community in taking advantage of our new community space.”

“Labor is continuing to build the vital community facilities Broadford needs as it grows and this project will deliver benefits for the Broadford community.”

Ms Symes said she was pleased to have delivered for the Broadford community having already funded several projects including:

  • Mount Piper Kindergarten expansion and new Maternal and Child Health Centre;
  • Broadford Secondary College building modernisation;
  • Broadford Youth Centre;
  • Peak period ambulance service staffed by a team equivalent to seven extra full-time paramedics;
  • New automatic and emergency exit gates at Broadford Railway Station and;
  • Harley Hammond Reserve upgrade.


“Labor and I will continue to deliver the vital infrastructure and community facilities the Broadford community needs as it grows,” Ms Symes said.