Latest library design on show

Published on 20 September 2019

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Locals are again encouraged to have input into the new Library and Cultural Precinct project at a public engagement session next week.

The session will feature a presentation by Neeson Murcutt Architects, including a 'flythrough' video of a full 3D rendering of the proposed facility.

Residents will then have an opportunity to chat with the architects, Councillors, and senior Council staff to provide feedback on the project.

Mayor Darriea Turley AM encouraged everyone with an interest in the library or the future of Broken Hill to come along and have their say.

"This is a massive project for the city that will completely change how locals and tourists alike view the traditional library space," she said.

"Libraries are no longer just places to simply sit and read, they're places to learn, build, play, create, and socialise.

"We've seen this transformation taking place in libraries all across Australia and the world, and it's important that locals have access to a facility that offers this standard of service and opportunity.

"We've now entered the detailed design phase of the project, so it's the perfect time to have your say on what features our new library should contain."

Initial plans consist of a new two-storey library and archive connected to the historic Town Hall Facade via a covered walkway.

The library is expected to feature; an enlarged family area with children's courtyard and baby change facilities, pram parking, meeting rooms, craft areas and maker spaces, a large interior garden, dedicated young adult area, outdoor water play area, staircase with integrated tiered seating, exhibition spaces, gaming computers, convenient shaded parking, renewable energy, and much more.

The public engagement session will be held from 6pm, September 26 on the first floor of the Civic Centre.

WHAT: Library Public Engagement Session

WHEN: September 26, 6pm

WHERE: Civic Centre (Level One)


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