Boost for St Albans Library
The St Albans Library will benefit with a $33,700 boost from the Andrews Labor Government as part of the $4.3 million Living Libraries Infrastructure Program.
Announcing the funding with Member for St Albans Natalie Suleyman, Minister Local Government Natalie Hutchins said the funds would go to meeting the increased number of local residents using the library.
The $67,430 project, jointly funded with Brimbank City Council, will improve the study and computer spaces, provide flexible shelving and increase the capability and use of floor space.
The Living Libraries Infrastructure Program can provide up to $750,000 towards a new or renovated library building or mobile library and is one of a number of ways the Labor Government is supporting libraries and communities across the state.
Other initiatives include the record $40.5 million investment in the Public Libraries Funding Program and the $1.1 million Premiers’ Reading Challenge Book Fund for libraries to purchase materials to support the delivery of the Premiers’ Reading Challenge.
Quotes attributable to Minister Local Government Natalie Hutchins
“The Andrews Labor Government understands how important libraries are to local communities. That’s why we have provided $4.3 million in funding to support them.”
“By funding projects like the St Albans Library upgrade, we can ensure local residents have access to the modern and accessible community facilities they need.”
Quotes attributable to Member for St Albans Natalie Suleyman
“I know just how much St Albans residents value this library. This funding will create a more efficient and accessible space, responding to the needs of the local community.”
“A high number of students visit to use the PC’s, access the wifi and we’re proud to be able to help even more of them do that.”