Building a new Fairfield Library

Education is important for building a brighter future for all of us. No matter what age, we want every Fairfield resident to have access to both formal and recreational learning opportunities.

That is why we are investing in a 2000 sq m building to include a new Fairfield Library in Hamilton Road.

Construction crews began demolishing the ground floor interior of the building in January in readiness for a new 1000sq m library and improved access to Council services. There will also be space for further expansion of the library onto a second floor as the need arises.

The current library in Kenyon Street is less than 600 sq m and is too small to meet our community’s growing needs.

Council has invested heavily in our local libraries over the past few years, transforming them from storehouses of knowledge into centres of creative activity. For some, this could mean having a comfortable space for research and study. For others, it’s borrowing a good book to read in the comfort of their own home.

The Kenyon Street site will be repurposed into a $1.5 million business hub. Work at Kenyon Street will begin as soon as the new library at Hamilton Road is open to minimise disruption to library users.

Council is committed to supporting local start-up businesses so they have the tools they need to grow, which provides more employment opportunities in our City. The new business hub will provide work desks, internet and wi-fi access; as well as spaces for meetings and seminars, to support the needs of Fairfield’s growing start-up business community. It will also offer additional flexible spaces to provide for the community’s needs.

I look forward to opening the new library and business hub to residents later this year.Mayor Frank Carbone at new Fairfield Library

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