A developer has flagged their intent to submit a development application to Narrabri Shire Council to construct a state-of-the-art childcare facility in Wee Waa.

The centre would be located on Rose Street and would have the capacity to care for an estimated 60 children.

The developer, Cedarock, hopes the childcare centre could employ up to 15 people once fully operational.

Speaking to The Courier about the proposed development, Cedarock managing director Joseph Nohra said the preference would be to construct the centre and have it run by a childcare operator.

“We have done a bit of groundwork. There seems to be demand for childcare,” Mr Nohra said.

He said Cedarock hoped to submit a development application to council in the next couple of months.

In addition to the 60-place childcare centre, the proposed site would include onsite parking, street access and indoor and outdoor play areas.

Mr Nohra said the centre would be a two-storey development and would be state-of-the-art internally and externally.

Additional plans are expected to be released in the coming weeks, and Mr Nohra hopes to share these with The Courier.

The proposed development comes after Narrabri Shire Council announced earlier this year that it would undertake widespread community consultation to examine the accessibility of childcare from birth to 14 in the region.

Council secured funding for a Narrabri Childcare Feasibility Study and Forward Planning from the NSW government.

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