Victoria’s libraries will receive a funding boost with the latest round of the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program opening today.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said the Andrews Labor Government had
allocated $4.3 million to the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program under the 2015-16 Victorian Budget, which is open for applications from now until 1 October 2015.
Ms Tierney said the Labor Government recognised the important role libraries play in communities, by providing a space for local residents and promoting lifelong learning and social inclusion.
Under the program, all councils and regional library services are eligible to apply
for a grant of up to $750,000 to go towards a new, renovated or refurbished library building or for a mobile library.
The funding reinforces the Labor Government’s record $40 million investment in the
Public Libraries Funding Program and the Premier’s Reading Challenge.
More information on Living Libraries funding is available at www.delwp.vic.gov.au/local-government/council-funding/living-libraries-infrastructure-program-2015
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“I know that for many local residents, the library is like a second home. As a place of learning, entertainment and relaxation, libraries are often at the heart of our communities.”
“The Andrews Labor Government has recognised the importance of local libraries by providing the funding libraries need to continue to provide accessible and engaging resources.”