Merriwa Library is starting a new chapter with plans on display for a bigger, better facility to be completed in mid 2017.
Upper Hunter Shire Council is relocating the library to an area with almost twice the floor space, dedicated zones for children and young people, and toilet facilities. The plans also allow for a future upgrade to create an outdoor reading area overlooking park land.
Director of Corporate and Community Services Steve Pryor said the bigger space on Vennacher Street will benefit not just library users but all community groups wanting to use the library to hold events.
The work is being funded by Council and a $70,000 NSW Public Library Infrastructure grant.
The design plans have been drawn up in consultation with staff,
Council’s Library Committee and the NSW State Library and can be viewed at
Merriwa Library, any Council office or download them here.
The public is invited to provide written feedback on the plans up to Monday
28 November 2016. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the second stage of the redevelopment of Council’s Merriwa Administration building. The first stage, completed earlier this year, has created a more efficient and usable space for Council staff and the public.
To find out more about what’s happening at Merriwa Library drop into Bettington Street or phone 6521 7007.
Merriwa Library remains open:
Tuesday: 10.30am -
Wednesday-Friday: 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 11.00am
Upper Hunter Shire Council
Phone: 02 6540 1100
Fax: 02 6545 2671
Upper Hunter Shire Council is a local government authority and provides an extensive array of services including health and building; town planning; aged care; sporting and recreational facilities; roads; libraries; garbage collection; airport facilities; saleyards; public venues; water; children, youth and families and tourist information.