Brimbank,
23
March
2017
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23:11
Australia/Melbourne

Help Decide the future of the former Keilor Library site

Summary

A Community Consultative Committee will be established to help determine the future use of the Keilor Library former site in Kennedy Street, after the library relocates to its new address in April.

A Community Consultative Committee will be established to help determine the future use of the Keilor Library former site in Kennedy Street, after the library relocates to its new address in April.

Mayor of Brimbank, Cr John Hedditch said there has been significant community interest in the future use of the building.

“The impending relocation of the library to the Keilor Community Hub means the current library building will soon become available for another use.

“We need to make sure that before the future use of this building is determined, we have considered all possibilities and suggestions.

Expression of Interest Process

“We’re calling on community groups and organisations who are interested in using the space to let us know through a formal Expression of Interest (EOI) process.

“Further, we will be hosting listening posts to allow the wider community to share their ideas for the future use of the building.

“A Community Consultative Committee will be established as a direct communication channel between Council and the community to gain valuable and meaningful input into future use options for the Kennedy Street site,” Cr Hedditch said.

In December 2016, Council considered a report that also identified a possible future use of the building for Planned Activity Groups programs currently held at Romsey Villa in North Sunshine.

The Keilor Former Library Site Community Consultative Committee will be chaired by Cr Virginia Tachos and will include community representatives to provide input into determining the future use of the former Keilor library site.

“Any future use of the former library will take into consideration all views and input from the consultative committee,” Cr Hedditch said.

The EOI process will be in line with the Community Facilities and Reserves Allocation Major Policy with established assessment criteria for all community requests for the facility to be formally considered.

The Keilor Library will relocate to the Keilor Community Hub at the former Keilor Municipal Office Building on Old Calder Highway, which will open to the public on 3 April 2017.