A project to study the feasibility of a new joint library and community facility in Warrnambool will soon be underway thanks to a $30,000 Brumby Labor Government grant.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said the funding would be used to test the desirability and sustainability of a joint community library and volunteer hub as part of a building redevelopment at the South West Institute of TAFE.
“Warrnambool is an important and vibrant regional centre with a growing population, and it’s important to plan for the facilities, programs and services that will be in demand in the years to come,” Ms Tierney said.
“This $30,000 Victorian Community Support Grant to the Warrnambool City Council would support their study and final report into this exciting proposal.”
Ms Tierney said the proposed concept of a shared library and community hub will improve access to facilities for local residents.
“This is a timely project that will help the City of Warrnambool deliver the services needed by the local community, now and for the future,” she said.
“I commend the Warrnambool City Council and the South West Institute of TAFE for having established a joint working group to oversee and manage the study.”
The feasibility study is a partnership between Warrnambool City Council, the South West Institute of TAFE and the Brumby Labor Government.
The $60,000 budget includes the $30,000 Victorian Community Support Grant, a $15,000 contribution from the Warrnambool City Council and $15,000 funding from the South West Institute of TAFE.
Community Development Minister Lily D’Ambrosio said that Victorian Community Support Grants were available from the Community Support Fund.
“The Brumby Labor Government is helping communities thrive through the Victorian Community Support Grants program,” she said.
“Since 2004, the Victorian Community Support Grants program has provided more than $104 million to support 606 community projects.”
For more information please visit www.grants.dpcd.vic.gov.au