Sunday, May 26, 2024

New chapter for Broken Hill library

Work to build a new library for Broken Hill is finally underway, with Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton recently visiting the city to witness the turning of the first sod on the project.

Broken Hill City Council Mayor, Tom Kennedy said the commencement of the project was a “momentous day” for the Broken Hill community.

“I’m thrilled to be here today to mark the start of construction for the new library development,” Mr Coulton said. 

“This project has been a long time coming and I’m proud to have helped secure $8.7 million under the former Coalition Government’s Building Better Regions Fund to go towards the CBD revitalisation. 

“Having a modern library is a key part of attracting families to town. A library is more than just books; it’s a meeting place, a cultural and educational centre and an important community facility, and this project will provide a wonderful asset that the people of Broken Hill will be able to enjoy for years to come. 

“I look forward to seeing the development come to life over the coming months.” 

The project brings together both local and contemporary architecture that has been designed to fit in inclusively with the heritage status of Broken Hill, said Mayor Kennedy.

“The new library project has effectively been in the works for almost ten years, so it’s very exciting for both Council and the community to see it finally move forward,” said the Mayor.

“I can’t wait to see the enhanced features that have been specifically crafted for the local landscape come to life. The children’s library, digital learning hubs and various spaces for the community to utilise is going to significantly increase the liveability and accessibility of the city and cater for our growing population.”

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