The Andrews Labor Government is making record investments in Victoria’s libraries to support our learning centres under the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program.
The Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz visited the Prahran Library today to announce $4.5 million for nine projects, including $750,000 towards Stonnington Council’s $5.95 million Prahran Library redevelopment.
Funding for the Prahran Library will support the development, which will double in size, so it can deliver life-long learning, health and wellbeing for a rapidly growing and vibrant community.
Other allocations in the latest round of the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program include:
- $700,000 for the Bayside City Council’s Sandringham Library Redevelopment
- $51,000 for the City of Casey’s Cranbourne Library Upgrade
- $600,000 for Greater Shepparton City Council’s Tatura Library Extension and Refurbishment
- $150,000 for Macedon Ranges Shire Council’s Kyneton Library Upgrade
- $750,000 for Moreland City Council’s new $23 million contemporary Glenroy Library
- $69,000 for the West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation’s Foster Library Upgrade and
- $600,000 for the West Wimmera Shire Council’s Edenhope Community Hub and Library.
The Living Libraries Infrastructure Program helps Victorian councils and regional library corporations upgrade and adapt to meet the needs of expanding and growing communities.
The Labor Government has invested more than $18 million in 59 projects as part of the program, worth a collective $154 million.
Victoria is home to 275 permanent library branches and 30 mobile library services, with more than 2.1 million library members registered in the state.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz
"The Living Libraries Infrastructure Program is about helping our libraries grow and adapt to support the needs of Victorian communities.”
“We’re redeveloping the Prahran Library, so it can continue to support this diverse and growing community.”
“We’re making sure more libraries across Victoria have better facilities, so more people can enjoy what their local library has to offer.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020