Background

The Tatura Library is located in the Tatura Hub, a building owned by Greater Shepparton City Council, which houses community services including the Community House, Maternal and Child Health service, and the Tatura Children’s Centre. The building is a typical 1970s brick and flat-roofed structure, and was relocated in 1996 to its current location by Council.

This project's goal is to improve access to the building, enhance visibility from the street, and improve the internal layout, which will enable the Tatura Library to provide a quality, modern public library facility for the Tatura community and visitors to the region.

Works will be done to refurbish the existing library building, as well as provide an extension toward Casey Street.

Timeline

Works will commence mid-January 2020, and are due for completion by August 2020.

Cost

The new Tatura Library will cost $2.0 million, made up of:

  • $600k from the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program
  • $1.3 million from Greater Shepparton City Council
  • $20k from Goulburn Valley Regional Library Corporation
  • $80k sought from Community fundraising

Works

  • Demolition of the existing internal library layout
  • New extension to include 240m2 renovation and retrofit of the current library building
  • New entry canopy to face Casey Street
  • Accessibility upgrades to include current standards
  • Landscaping of building surrounds including the childcare adjoining wall
  • Relocation of existing trees within the childcare centre
  • Fire service upgrades to the building
  • New furniture and IT for fit out

Frequently Asked Questions

What new facilities will there be?

The library will include a 240m2 extension to provide more desk space, activity areas, a meeting room, children’s area and updated IT services. Improvements to the foyer and display area will also be included to showcase community activities, services and achievements. In addition, the project will include a number of upgrades required to achieve current accessibility standards.

Will I still be able to use the library?

Unfortunately to complete these works the library will be closed during construction. Pop up Library will be located 155A Hogan Street, Tatura (Opposite the Post Office) for opening days and times visit the GV Libraries website for more information.

Will Tatura Community House still be open?

Yes, Tatura Community House will continue to operate as per normal with access from Kerferd Street only during construction.

Will Tatura Children’s Centre still be open?

Yes, Tatura Children’s Centre will be open as per normal with access from Kerferd Street only during construction.

How can I access the building?

There will be no access from Casey Street.

However, access to the Community House and Tatura Children’s Centre will still be available during business hours as per usual for all services via Kerferd Street. Council will update all user groups should any changes occur to access throughout the construction program.

Where can I park?

Parking will be available in Kerferd Street to safely pick up and drop off children. We ask parents and guardians to allow more time during pick-up and drop-off times during construction to allow for more people using the Kerferd Street carpark.

How can I keep up to date with the project's progress?

If I have a question or concern, who can I contact?

For further information about the project please contact the Projects Department on (03) 5832 9535 or email projects@shepparton.vic.gov.au

 

 

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