$500k for Civic Precinct library

10 Nov 2008

Council will receive $500,000 from the State Government to go towards the development of a new library in the Doncaster Hill Civic Precinct. 

The new library is part of the $28.4 million Civic Precinct project, which will create a civic, cultural and community hub for Manningham. The state-of-the-art library will provide significantly improved public library infrastructure as well as being a place for people to meet and access technology, information and reading resources. 

The new building will enable further development of library services to respond to the identified areas of growth in the community such as the culturally diverse, young people and older people. Co-location in the Civic Precinct with complementary services such as community support, early childhood, education and cultural services will provide opportunities to increase accessibility to library services

The new Doncaster Hill Library will be the principal public library branch in Manningham, and will also service residents surrounding municipalities.

In January 2007, with the commencement of demolition works at Westfield in the early stages of the recent redevelopment, the library was moved to its current, temporary location adjacent to the Scout Hall in Hummell Way at the rear of the Council Offices.

The grant has come from the Department of Planning and Community Development through its Living Libraries program.