The Pleasant Creek Colony was established when the former Pleasant Creek Hospital was taken over by the Department of Mental Hygiene. Some children transferred to the Pleasant creek colony were wards of the children's welfare department.
Run along the lines of a 'farm colony' (similar to the Janefield Colony at Bundoora), Pleasant Creek accommodated older children and young people, up to the age of 20.
In 1999, the Victorian government announced the closure of Pleasant Creek, in favour of 'community living' options for its residents.
A report from 1991 to the Director-General of Community Services dealt with incidents of sexual abuse of intellectually disabled residents of the Pleasant Creek Training Centre.
22 November 2017
Cite this: https://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/vic/E000550
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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