Business and virtual reality space opens at Whitlam Library

Published Wednesday, 7th November 2018

A new dedicated space, designed specifically for local business people, entrepreneurs and business students, was launched today by Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone at Whitlam Library, Cabramatta.

A new dedicated space, designed specifically for local business people, entrepreneurs and business students, was launched today by Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone at Whitlam Library, Cabramatta.

Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone said the Workary has four specifically-designed meeting rooms, free shared work areas, free Wi-Fi access, lockers, access to expert business resources and an onsite café.

The Workary will also host seminars and workshops covering a wide range of business topics.

“Business inspiration happens at the Workary, Whitlam Library’s new co-working space in the heart of Cabramatta,” Mayor Carbone said.

“Residents can work, connect and learn in a space dedicated to cultivating and supporting local businesses and start-ups.

“Workshop and seminars will help develop and refine your business skills and networking events will support you to connect with others from start-ups to established businesses.

“Bring your ideas, skills, questions, projects, and connect at the Workary.”

The Workary is a permanent addition to Whitlam Library. The space seats more than 100 people and was built thanks to a State Library of NSW grant.

Workary users also have access to Studio 2166, a recording and film studio and the lab.LX’s state of the art technology resources which include virtual reality and the latest gadgets.

Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone said the lab.LX is an experimental media space for inventors, entrepreneurs and the curious who want to play with and understand technology or create digital content and products.

“Whitlam Library’s lab.LX gives access to the cutting edge of technology for both business and leisure,” Mayor Carbone said.

lab.LX has 360° cameras, 3D scanners, robots and bots, electronics kits, virtual and augmented reality tools and coding, gaming hardware and software resources as well as online learning tools such as Lynda.com and awelearning.com.

“This is another example of Council reviewing and revolutionising our library services to meet our evolving community’s needs,” Mayor Carbone said.