Toy library to make way for TAFE program

THE Camperdown Toy Library is likely to be on the move with Corangamite Shire Council considering leasing the library's premises to South West TAFE.

The council's meeting tonight will consider a recommendation to lease two front rooms of the Theatre Royal to TAFE for its Pathfinders program.

Pathfinders seeks to re-engage young people aged 15-19 years in a Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) program that advances their personal development and gives them work-related skills.

It's planned the program will run frequently throughout the school week and might also make use of other facilities in the theatre complex, including the old stadium and commercial kitchen.

TAFE has approached the council seeking new premises for the Pathfinders program, which is to be relocated from Glenormiston College

The Camperdown Toy Library has used one of the theatre rooms since 1989 and is open for one hour, two days a week. It will need to vacate by March 2.

Council officers are working with the toy library to find new premises.

The second room, previously used by Corangamite Arts, has been vacant since November when the group shifted to the old Camperdown courthouse.

Under the proposal to be put to tonight's meeting, TAFE will be given a three-year lease of the two rooms.

ehimmelreich@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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