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Robinvale library concept designs revealed

Robinvale library concept designs revealed

The Robinvale community will get its first glimpse of concept designs for the new Robinvale Community Hub Library in August.

Concepts will be available to view at an information session on Thursday, 15 August from 3pm until 5.30pm.

The new library is a joint project of Regional Development Victoria, the Victorian Education Department, Robinvale College and Swan Hill Rural City Council.

To be built inside an existing building at the front of the Robinvale College grounds, it will be a permanent community library, replacing weekly mobile library visits to Robinvale. It will include community meeting spaces, computers for public access, wifi and internet access, and spaces for study and quiet reading.

Council’s Libraries Manager Camille Cullinan said everyone involved in the design phase had worked hard to ensure that the needs of both the College students and the wider community would be met.

“We had 146 community members respond to a survey late in 2018, giving us great insights into how the community would like to use the library, what services they would like to access and during what hours,” Ms Cullinan said.

“These answers have been used to help design the repurposed library building, and are helping Council and the College decide on details like opening hours, staffing, event programming and available library services.”

Ms Cullinan encouraged interested community members to come to an information session to find out more.

“I will join the building’s architects and College representatives at the upcoming information session, and we can’t wait to share the concepts with our community. Please come along, say hi, and find out more about this really exciting project.”

“It will be an informal session, so come along at any time between 3pm and 5.30pm.”

The information session will be in the building that will be upgraded into the community library. The building, which is currently used as the multipurpose building, is beside the Robinvale College’s new school administration building in George Street.

Construction work on the library building is expected to start early in 2020.

Concept images and plans will also be available to view at the Robinvale Resource Centre and Robinvale College in the days after the information session.