A number of new childcare centres are to be built in Sydney over the next ten years, thanks to a $55 million boost in funding from the local council.
The City of Sydney has unveiled plans to build six preschool and long day-care centres facilities before 2022, including three centres in the next four years as part of the council's continuing sustainable development efforts.
According to lord mayor Clover Moore, the city's total population is expected to increase by 35 per cent by 2031 as more families move to the area.
"This is a big investment in families in Sydney," Cr Moore said.
"We have committed to building the centres over the next ten years and making these funds available now means we can fast track the purchase of land in step with the projected demand."
The first of the centres will be built in Darlinghurst, while the other five sites will be chosen based on the greatest demand.
The news comes just weeks after the City of Sydney council also approved upgrades to Perry Park in Alexandria, including the construction of a new multipurpose sports centre.