Naracoorte Lucindale Council has now released the much-anticipated design for the new library redevelopment project.
Council engaged architect Brett Julian to prepare a design that would deliver a flexible and vibrant community space for many years to come. Mr Julian and the team at council have worked hard over the past 12 months to establish and now present to the community a modern new library with an engaging and attractive design.
Mayor Erika Vickery said she was thrilled to reach this milestone of the project. “I think we can all agree this project took many twists and turns along the way,” she said. “Now we can share with the community the design which council believes hits the mark and meets the needs of a growing and diverse community.”
Mayor Vickery said acquiring the old Naracoorte Herald building gave the project the direction it needed. “Many discussions were had over time around possible locations and the potential for a greenfield site,” she said. “Purchasing the old Herald building was an option that came along at the right time and the project has flourished since that decision was made.
“Council is pleased to be able to restore a vacant building in the main street and really start to activate this part of the town precinct by bringing together the Town Hall and Library into the one complex.”
Mayor Vickery said $2m was allocated for the project in the 2020/21 council budget. “Final costings will be determined once the tender process is complete and the successful contract awarded,” she said.
“A June 2021 building start date is anticipated, however construction timelines are still to be confirmed with the successful tenderer.”