The Victorian Government continues to invest record funding into Victoria’s libraries and support learning centres under the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney opened the redeveloped Portland Library today on behalf of Minister for Local Government, Marlene Kairouz.
The Victorian Government partnered with the Glenelg Shire Council to deliver the $400,000 renovation, providing $300,000 towards the improvements from the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program.
The redevelopment of the library has revitalised the internal floor plan providing a vibrant, multi-functional and welcoming space, which is the foundation for creativity, learning collaboration, innovation, technology and discovery.
The Victorian Government has invested more than $18 million dollars into 59 infrastructure projects through the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program, worth a collective $154 million.
The program helps Victorian councils and regional library corporations provide high quality infrastructure to meet their community’s changing needs.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney
“These days, there’s much more to libraries than simply books. They give Victorians access to information and technology, promote learning and literacy, and offer a welcoming place where community members can connect with one another.”
“The Victorian Government’s $300,000 contribution to the Portland Library redevelopment means the library can continue to provide vital learning and creativity outlets for our region.“
“The Living Libraries Infrastructure Program is helping the Portland Library continue its proud history of providing library services to the local community.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz
“The Victorian Government’s Living Libraries Infrastructure Program recognises the importance of local libraries and helps them meet the changing needs of the growing communities they serve.”