Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Press Release

What a great "stimulus package" for Wallerawang Branch Library and its residents!! Thanks to the Federal Government and Lithgow City Council
for implementing this wonderful upgrade!!
Here is the press release from the Lithgow Mercury .

Wang library benefits from Federal stimulus

28/04/2009 8:21:00 AM

Lithgow Council is to upgrade the Wallerawang Branch Library with funding from the Commonwealth Government’s Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program
“The Wallerawang branch library is a much loved and important facility in the Wallerawang community which has sadly been showing its age,” Mayor Neville Castle said.
“The $64,000 in recently approved Commonwealth funding has, I’m pleased to say, provided the opportunity for Council to give the library a major makeover,” he said.
The upgrade will include internal and external painting, new floor coverings and installation of air-conditioning.
Council has also engaged a specialist library fit out company to completely re-design the interior fittings including shelving and furnishings.
Council will also be using this opportunity to upgrade the adjoining section of the building that many will remember as a former doctor’s surgery and credit union.
This area will be developed for after school, vacation and other activities for young people.
“The effect will, I’m sure be one that the community will be very pleased with.
“Council hopes that the upgrade of the library will be a positive step forward for the Main Street of Wallerawang.
“Over time, Council wants to work with local business and property holders to undertake further improvements to the streetscape of Wallerawang,” he said.
Preliminary work will commence on May 11 and Council expects that all work will be completed before September.
During the work, the library will be relocated across the corridor to the old credit union and will remain open with the same opening hours as usual.
To enable this temporary re-location to occur, the library will however be closed for one week from Monday May 11 until Tuesday May 19 inclusive.

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