Violet Town library about to turn a new page after $460k renovation

CONSTRUCTION ALMOST COMPLETE: Violet Town will be able to utilise their new library around October of this year after the Goulburn Valley Regional Library Corporation fits out the building with shelving and furniture. PHOTO: Tara Whitsed

THE building for Violet Town’s new library is during its final stages of completion, and fit-out works are due to be completed by October of this year.

The project was undertaken by Strathbogie Shire Council along with funding from last year’s state government Living Libraries Infrastructure Program.

Shire project manager Phil Squires said that the government allocated $300,000 toward the project and a further $145,000 was contributed by council from the 2014/15 budget.

“Project management was undertaken by council and the budget for the complete building is $460,000,” he said.

Mr Squires also said that a steering committee for the project was formed which was made up of Violet Town Action Group (VTAG), Goulburn Valley Regional Library (GVRL) and council representatives.

“Council also recognises the important contribution by the Violet Town Action Group who contributed $15,000 towards the total $460,000 project and also contributed for earlier design work.”

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