Braybrook residents are about to get their own library, thanks in part, to a $750,000 investment from the Victorian Coalition Government towards the project from the Living Library Infrastructure Program.
Minister for Local Government Jeanette Powell said the new Braybrook Library would be a key feature of the new $11 million Braybrook Community Hub and a wonderful resource for the local community.
"The Coalition Government is pleased to contribute more than $750,000 to the Maribyrnong City Council so that residents of Braybrook can, for the first time, access a library in their neighbourhood," Mrs Powell said.
"As part of the transformation of the old Braybrook Community Centre site, the library will include a great book collection; technologies to connect local people with the rest of the world; spaces for private study, learning and reading; and other flexible spaces for meetings.
"All of this will be available in a building with environmentally sustainable design features and within walking or cycling distance for many of the local community.
"With this new library, Braybrook residents will experience first-hand the key role libraries play in promoting life-long learning opportunities and bringing people together," Mrs Powell said.
Mrs Powell said the Coalition Government has committed $17.2 million over four years to upgrade Victoria's public library network through the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program.
"Libraries are a valued part of the lives of a great many Victorians of all ages and backgrounds so we are proud to support them," Mrs Powell said.
"Across Victoria, almost 50 per cent of people in Victoria belong to a library - we are passionate about them and we use them often – and people value the broad range of services available in libraries throughout the state.
"Through our continuing investment in libraries, we are supporting the sustainability and vibrancy of our wonderfully diverse communities," Mrs Powell said.