The Schrinner Council is continuing to transform libraries across Brisbane, with the next chapter for Everton Park library underway.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said local residents would notice early works beginning on the $11.6 million investment into the brand new library.
“Libraries offer more services than they ever have before and we want to ensure they are vibrant, welcoming spaces for the community,” Cr Schrinner said.
“As part of the highly-anticipated Everton Park library, we’re more than doubling the library floor space, creating more multi-purpose and children’s spaces and making carparking more accessible through an undercover car park with a new driveway exit off Gearside Street.
“Around 35,000 people visit Everton Park Library each year and super sizing from 454m² to 1000m² means we can deliver more spaces for people to read, gather and learn.
“This includes more meeting rooms, a computer lounge, a children’s space, dedicated quiet room and terrace spaces that connect visitors with leafy, green Fallon Park.
“Everton Park and the surrounding suburbs continue to grow and increasing the size and providing better parking and accessibility means the library can grow with them.”
The early works include the removal and demolition of three Council-owned buildings on South Pine Road and limited vegetation removal.
A refurbished Inala Library opened earlier this year and planning is underway to a new and improved Zillmere Library.
For more information visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or call Council on 07 3403 8888.