NSW Nationals Upper House MP Sam Farraway has announced $500,000 in funding for the new Quirindi library under the 2020/21 Public Library Infrastructure Grant program.
Mr Farraway was joined by NSW Nationals Education Minister Sarah Mitchell to see the progress of the new library site as well as look at what this extra funding will enable council to do with the space.
“Libraries play a vital role in providing access to information, resources and providing a fun, safe environment for people of all ages to learn, imagine and grow,” Mr Farraway said.
“Our regional libraries are about so much more than books, they are a part of the community and it was great to see the vision of the dedicated library staff for this amazing project, the new Quirindi library is going to be a place for everyone in the community to enjoy, it really will have something for everyone.”
The $500,000 grant will enable Liverpool Plains Council to significantly increase the size of the new Quirindi Library, and provide a meeting and study area with improved digital capabilities, as well as an outdoor library space.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said: “The NSW Nationals are building a safer, stronger regional NSW and this upgrade to regional libraries will not only create local jobs but will provide the technology in country libraries in line with city libraries.”