Brisbane residents have even more to celebrate in their suburbs, with the Zillmere library and hall now reopened after major upgrades.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner officially opened the Zillmere Library today and said the refurbishment projects had delivered many exciting improvements, while keeping with the character of the suburb.
“Our community spaces are integral in delivering free and affordable activities for our residents in the suburbs,” Cr Schrinner said.
“Zillmere Library, which has been operating from its current location on Zillmere Road since 1971, has been enhanced by a new entrance walkway, featuring a bush tucker garden bed, which provides cultural learning opportunities for the local community.
“Library visitors will notice a new dedicated young adult area, upgraded toilet amenities and a vibrant new children’s area featuring a native flora and fauna theme to complement the library’s fresh native landscaping.”
“The Zillmere Hall started out as a Bible College in the 1960s and the latest refurbishment ensures this beautiful piece of history continues to provide a place where people come together.
“Now open to the public, residents can see the extensive refurbishment which has kept the wooden floors, old-style windows and stage but upgraded the kitchen, hall space and electrical and audio-visual equipment for an ideal blend of old and new.”
Community upgrades on the northside continue with a concrete pour recently completed for the new Everton Park Library.
The pour required 58 trucks to pour 401m3 of concrete in one go, creating a strong foundation for local contractor Premis Solutions to continue the project works.
The existing Everton Park Library has been at its current location since 1965 and receives more than 35,000 visitors a year.
Cr Schrinner said local libraries will continue to be a key investment in suburbs across Brisbane.
“With more than 4.4 million visits and 6.4 million physical loans in 2022, it’s clear that our libraries are loved by residents of all ages,” he said.
“On top of the physical loans, there were almost 2.5 million digital online loans.
“Our ongoing investment in our libraries ensures they are great places with something for all age groups and interests.”
The Everton Park Library project includes a new library with double the floorspace, a new undercover carpark, multi-purpose spaces and meeting rooms, computer lounge, a children’s space and a dedicated quiet room.
The currently used library building, when demolished, will be replaced with a turfed park, and a pathway connection to Fallon Park.
Everton Park Library is set to open in 2024.
For more information, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au and search ‘Council venues and precincts’.
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