Minister Opens Refurbished North Melbourne Library

Minister Opens Refurbished North Melbourne Library

Victoria Minister for Local Government Jeanette Powell

North Melbourne Embraces Revitalised Library

Victor P Taffa

North Melbourne locals will enjoy new and improved facilities at their local library thanks to a funding partnership between the Victorian Coalition Government and the City of Melbourne.

Minister for Local Government Jeanette Powell, who today officially opened the refurbished facilities at North Melbourne Library, said libraries were important community hubs for locals.

“Libraries are a place for people to gather, learn, be inspired, and gain access to a variety of Services.” Mrs. Powell said.

“With additional space, extra computers, new carpets and fresh paint, the refurbished North Melbourne Library is now well placed to boost its service provision through enhanced services and programs.”


Mrs. Powell said the redevelopment ensured there were three new meeting spaces, a new youth zone, dedicated quiet and noisy spaces, an improved local history area and new community computers in the library.

“The refurbishment has undoubtedly resulted in a modern library that will meet the needs of 21st century Library Users.” Mrs. Powell said.

“The Coalition is a strong advocate for improving libraries in Victoria and, in Government, we are working in partnership with councils around the state to ensure that all Victorians have access to good quality community facilities and services.”

Funding for the refurbishment of the North Melbourne Library comprised $375,000 from the City of Melbourne, and $200,000 from the Victorian Government.

“The Coalition is working to ensure all Victorians have access to library services to meet the needs of diverse, growing communities.” Mrs. Powell said.