The Ararat Rural City Council is undertaking a childcare demand and feasibility study in Lake Bolac and the surrounding areas.

This initiative aims to:

  • Gather information on the likely demand for childcare places, including days and times that care is likely to be needed
  • Gauge how much families are able to pay for childcare services, taking into account childcare subsidies.

This initiative will also look at Outside of School Hours Care services (OSHC), occasional care and school holiday care programs.

The information obtained in this study will be summarised into a report and used to liaise with potential childcare providers on supplying childcare services in Lake Bolac.

If your family lives in or around the Lake Bolac area or are looking to move to these areas, please complete the survey below or attend one of the community consultation sessions in Key Dates.

The online survey can be completed anonymously, or you can provide your contact details so that the Council can keep you up to date on any outcomes of this survey. Any personal information that you may provide will be kept confidential and not be shared with third parties, such as potential childcare providers.

Survey closes on 31 January 2024