Library Renovation

About the project

HB Williams Memorial Library upgrade

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About the project

The HB Williams Memorial Library is one of the most used Council facilities, with up to 5000 visitors a week. The community identified the library extension as one of the top priorities through the 2012 – 2022 Ten Year Plan process.

More space is needed to deliver a modern library service to the community. The current size of the library makes it physically difficult to provide services the public expects. So we'll be doing a 948m² extension that'll be built on the adjacent library park and
car park and the project will also include deferred maintenance. The extension will provide:

• flexible accommodation for the annually increasing visitor numbers
• space to accommodate the changing requirements of customers and roles of a modern library.
• provision for fit-for-purpose information technology facilities to enable digital learning and improve community access to online services.
• news and media lounge spaces.
• a research centre.
• dedicated space for personal and group study spaces and special interest groups.
• an area to provide services targeted to young adults
• access for suppliers, volunteers, home-bound, outreach and rural services
• improved accessibility.
• staff work areas and facilities.
• a reduction in building maintenance costs over the next 25 years.

See the project timeline for major milestones

Documents and information

December 2015 - Report 15-507 Floor Plan 
December 2015 - Design [PDF, 8.5 MB]
September 2015 media release - funding boosted
November 2013 - Report to Council - Library Expansion

PowerPoint presentation - 2009-2019 Ten Year Plan Library: Building Expansion (391kb)

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