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Moira Shire begins consultation for new Yarrawonga Library

Publish Date: 10/02/2017

Moira Shire will begin consultation with local stakeholders and user groups to further understand needs and ideas for the development of a new Yarrawonga Library.

Moira Shire Mayor Gary Cleveland said the project was in the very early stages of planning.

"A well-researched business case with community support is key to attracting the grant funding we will need to deliver a new library for the Yarrawonga community," said Mayor Cleveland.

An independent site assessment report commissioned by Moira Shire Council considered a range of locations within the town before proposing the site located behind the Yarrawonga Town Hall to create civic hub.

"Public libraries are no longer purely repositories for books, increasingly they are hubs of community interaction, social wellbeing, learning, creativity and new technology," said Mayor Cleveland.

The project will also investigate ways to integrate the new library with the Town Hall and surrounds.

"The project is also an opportunity to explore ideas to link the Town Hall and proposed library sites to create new and interesting spaces for the community and to leverage the beautiful architecture of the Yarrawonga Town Hall," said Mayor Cleveland.

"We will begin meeting with stakeholders and user groups over coming weeks," said Mayor Cleveland.

"Anyone with an interest in this project is welcome to discuss the idea with our Community Development team on 03 5871 9222," said Mayor Cleveland.

The independent site assessment report is available online.

Feedback received through the consultation process will inform development of a Concept Plan that will also be shared for community feedback.

"Once the Concept Plan is confirmed we can begin development of the site masterplan, the project scope and a business case," said Mayor Cleveland.


Yarrawonga Library Future Needs Analysis Site Identification report

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