Work to begin on library


Work set to start on Ballan library and community hub.

Moorabool council at its council meeting last week awarded the tender for construction for the library and community hub to AW Nicholson.

The hub will include a state-of-the-art library, community spaces, maternal and child health services, art spaces and an outdoor courtyard.

Moorabool mayor Ally Munari said the library and hub are a very important project, which is being funded by the council, the state government and community contributions.

“This is a project for which council has advocated strongly for some time, and we’re so pleased to see it kick off, with thanks to the Victorian government for its generous contribution through its Growing Suburbs Fund and to the community for money it has raised to help build the hub,” she said.

Councillor Paul Tatchell said there is a lot of local support for the new facility.

“I know the Ballan community is eagerly awaiting this new facility and we’re very excited to deliver it for them,” he said.

Eureka MP Michaela Settle said libraries were the heart of a community, and the growing community of Ballan deserves the best of the best.

“It’s so much more than just borrowing a book as well; it’s about having a public space that people can get together with one another. I’m looking forward to the library and community hub build getting underway,” she said.