$200,000 for Dubbo Library
Member for the Dubbo Electorate and Minster for Arts Troy Grant have announced $200,000 in funding for the redesign and refurbishment of Dubbo Library.
The funding injection is part of the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government’s new NSW Public Library Infrastructure program
Mr Grant said Dubbo is one of many local councils receiving grants for projects providing significant public benefit and improving public library buildings, spaces and information technology for NSW communities.
“It is essential regional NSW has access to library services and I am particularly delighted to announce a funding boost to meet the specific needs of our local community,” Mr Grant said.
“The redesign and refurbishment of Dubbo Library will improve the facilities including space for study, programs and collections.
“Public libraries play a critical role in our local communities providing access to collections, information and technology that help people at all stages of their lives.
“The Liberals & Nationals Government is committed to working with councils to enhance library services and facilities across the State.
“The $3 million in infrastructure funding brings the total of NSW Government support for NSW libraries in 2014/15 to a historic $27.5 million.”
NSW State Librarian & Chief Executive Alex Byrne is pleased the Public Library Infrastructure program will enable councils to develop new or improved library buildings and IT infrastructure upgrades.
“The State Library has supported local libraries since the Library Act came into being in 1939, and we are most excited to see the continued growth in library services across NSW over the 75 years,” Dr Byrne said.
The Public Library Infrastructure Grants program is administered by the State Library of NSW on behalf of the Library Council of NSW.
All NSW councils were invited to apply for grants in September 2014. $15M will be allocated under the program over four years.