Maleny Library Facility Development Plan
  • Last updated:
  • 11 Oct 2016

Sunshine Coast Libraries are one of council’s most visible, highly utilised and valued services. To ensure the continuation of a relevant and well-utilised library service within the Sunshine Coast Local Government Area, the Sunshine Coast Libraries Plan 2014-2024 was endorsed. This plan provides strategic direction for library operational and infrastructure considerations for the decade.

The plan recommends that Sunshine Coast Council complete a Facility Development Plan to investigate the opportunities for extending the existing Maleny Library building whilst retaining the amenity of the building and the surrounding park.


Four draft concept designs outline the opportunities for:

  • extending the Maleny Library building
  • maximising the use of floor space, ensuring it meets the need of the community and service delivery

Community engagement

Council invites the community to vote on the draft concept plans for the Maleny Library.

As part of the ongoing community engagement program Libraries want to find out what the Maleny community thinks about the options and what is their favourite concept design.

This is the second stage of the community engagement program. The first stage was held 11 May to 3 June 2016

The draft concept designs are also available for viewing and feedback at the Maleny Library.

You can provide your feedback by voting online or by attending the Maleny Library.

Voting closes Friday, 4 November 2016.

Where to from here

Your feedback will help inform the development of detailed designs for the Maleny Library expansion. This will be presented to council.


Four external building design concepts based on two footprints, have been developed for the Maleny Library.

The colours shown in the images are an artist’s impression only. The building colour and internal layout options have not yet been developed.

All options are an extension, which means that the current library building will be retained with modification to cater for the final, approved extension.

The current library:

  • Single storey
  • Floor space 384m²
  • 14 car parking spaces


For more information, contact the Coordinator Library Services on (07) 5475 8919.