- Wednesday 25 March 2009
After more than eight years in the planning, Cooroys ‘state of the art’ library is one step closer following Hutchinson Builders being awarded the contract last Friday.
The building contractors are onsite ready to start work and weather permitting the new library will be complete and open to the public by the end of this year.
Local division 12 Councillor, Lew Brennan said the $9.7m Mill Place development meets council’s triple bottom line for sustainable development.
“Libraries are known economic drivers and I am confident the Cooroy Library will deliver this as well as meet council’s environmental and social objectives,” Cr Brennan said.
“The new building features environmental design elements to reduce water and energy use.
“It will house a community library, training and meeting facilities surrounded by open green space for all to enjoy and it links into the area’s new high speed broadband network.
“The new library is a truly exciting project that will provide an educational and cultural facility benefiting Cooroy community and the whole northern Hinterland region including Eumundi, Doonan and Yandina, Pomona and Cooran.
“The community has been eager for this announcement for a long time now, and I am delighted that the builders are onsite raring to go and the project on track to be completed by years end.
“We recognised the need for this hinterland facility way back in 1999 and now it is finally a reality.”
The project is jointly funded between Council and the Queensland Government through the Q150 Legacy Infrastructure Program.