Sebastopol Library

22nd March 2019

DELIVERING A GREAT LIBRARY FOR SEBASTOPOL

The Sebastopol Library is now open to the public after undergoing a major makeover to update facilities and improve accessibility.

Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle and Mayor of the City of Ballarat Samantha McIntosh today officially opened the new Sebastopol Library.

The $2.8 million refurbishment project has delivered bigger and more functional spaces for residents of all ages to connect, learn and play. The increased children’s collection and activity space will complement a dedicated zone for young adults, with new sitting areas incorporated throughout the library.

The redevelopment received $600,000 from the 2015 round of the Labor Government’s Living Libraries Infrastructure Fund and has been delivered by the City of Ballarat.

The Living Libraries Infrastructure Program helps Victorian councils and regional library corporations provide high quality library infrastructure to meet their communities’ changing needs.

Over the last four years, the Andrews Labor Government has invested over $18 million dollars into our libraries, resulting in a total spend of $154 million on these important developments.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek

“These upgrades re-energise and transform the traditional lending library model into an innovative learning facility, with an emphasis on people, community connections and lifelong learning.”

“Local libraries bring people together, and through the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program we’re ensuring these much-loved facilities meet the modern standards of growing communities.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle

“Our grant has helped transform the Sebastopol Library into an even better space for community members of all ages to meet, learn and play.”

“It is fantastic to see one of the community’s assets given such a boost, and I know the community are grateful, because I’m already receiving that feedback.”

Media Contact: Peter Wicks 0400 057 980 peter.wicks@parliament.vic.gov.au