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Naracoorte Public Library Building Consultation

Consultation has concluded

Update 3 - Design Services

Following on from Council's decision at last year's August Council meeting to take the next step to an improved Naracoorte Public Library / Community Resource Centre, Brett Julian Architect has been awarded the contract to provide design services.

Throughout 2017, Brett Julian Architect will be designing an improved Naracoorte Public Library / Community Resource Centre with a construction budget of up to $2million. The design will be larger than the current space with a greater number of services and will serve the community into the future.

To read the media release click here.


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Update 3 - Design Services

Following on from Council's decision at last year's August Council meeting to take the next step to an improved Naracoorte Public Library / Community Resource Centre, Brett Julian Architect has been awarded the contract to provide design services.

Throughout 2017, Brett Julian Architect will be designing an improved Naracoorte Public Library / Community Resource Centre with a construction budget of up to $2million. The design will be larger than the current space with a greater number of services and will serve the community into the future.

To read the media release click here.


Update 2 - Next steps


At the August meeting of the Naracoorte Lucindale Council the Elected Members committed to taking the next step to an improved Naracoorte Public Library / Community Resource Centre.

The maximum budget for the project is $2 million with the Elected Members committing to allowing borrowing of up to $1 million to fund the project. To fund the difference Council will be actively seeking government grants.

The first step towards an improved Naracoorte Public Library / Community Resource Centre will be to develop schematic and detailed designs that are within the $2 million project budget. Up to $180,000 has been allocated for the design development stages.

The overall conclusion from the consultation was that there is concern at significant capital expenditure by Council, despite this the community desires a library that is larger than the current space with a greater number of services. Also the community supports the responsible use of borrowings to fund investment in infrastructure.

To read the media release click here.




Update 1 - Final Report


At the July 2016 Council meeting the Elected Members received a report outlining the feedback received during the Naracoorte Public Library Building Consultation.


Due to the extensive feedback that was received during the consultation the Elected Members will now take some time to seriously consider the feedback received and evaluate and examine the results prior to making any further decisions on the future of the Naracoorte Public Library building.

Council would like to thank everyone who participated in the Naracoorte Public Library Building consultation by taking the time to attend a Focus Group, complete a survey or provide a written submission.


Copies of the Naracoorte Public Library Building Consultation Final Report are available for loan from the Naracoorte Public Library, Lucindale Community Library and can be downloaded by clicking here.





Background

Which is the most suitable building option for the Naracoorte Public Library to serve the community for the next 20 to 30 years?


The community is invited to have input into deciding which one of the 6 options in the Naracoorte Public Library Pre-Design Analysis is the most suitable option to serve the community for the next 20 to 30 years.


The Naracoorte Lucindale Council is faced with determining the future of the Naracoorte Public Library taking into consideration:

  1. The existing library building is currently facing major maintenance and repair work and is in poor condition.

  2. The role of the public library has changed since the current building was constructed in 1978.

  3. According to the Library Your Services consultation undertaken during 2015 the community desires space, activities and services beyond what is currently provided or currently achievable in the existing building.

  4. Six future building options were presented for the Elected Members to consider.

  5. How a project is funded needs to be taken into consideration including the likely impact on rates, external grant funding and borrowings.


Naracoorte Public Library Pre-Design Analysis

Following on from the Library Your Services consultation undertaken in 2015, Brett Julian Architects were engaged to undertake a Pre-Design Analysis on the Naracoorte Public Library building.

The purpose of the analysis is to assist with forward planning, with respect to the current library building, and how to proceed in delivering a library and associated services that meets the needs of the community for the next 20 to 30 years.

The pre design analysis provides six building options that take into consideration the role of the library, current trends in library design, spatial requirements, community consultation and benchmarking across other similar library spaces recently constructed.



Explore the 6 Options

The full Pre-Design Analysis and each option can be viewed by clicking on the links below. There is also a one page summary of all six options available by clicking on the link below. Copies of the Pre-Design Analysis can also be viewed at the Naracoorte Public Library and the Council offices. There is also a display in the Naracoorte Public Library.

Naracoorte Public Library Pre-Design Analysis

Option 1 - Renovate Existing Library (335 m2)

Option 2 - Extend Existing Library (735 m2)

Option 3 - New Library (780 m2)

Option 4 - New Library (1020 m2)

Option 5 - New Library (795 m2) & connection to Council Chambers (plus potential 420 m2 upper floor for gallery)

Option 6 - New Library (1170 m2) council offices (660 m2) and upper floor gallery (550 m2)

Compare the 6 options


To find out more about the consultation read the FAQs



Get involved

Attend a community focus group:

  • Monday 6 June, 10.00am, Naracoorte Council Chamber

  • Tuesday 7 June, 6.00pm, Naracoorte Town Hall

  • Wednesday 15 June, 6.00pm, Lucindale War Memorial Hall

  • Monday 20 June, 6.00pm, Joanna Hall

  • Tuesday 21 June, 6.30pm, Frances Bowling Club



To ensure enough seating is provided at each venue it is preferable that people register to attend one of the focus group on 8760 1100 or email council@nlc.sa.gov.au



The focus groups will:


share information on each of the 6 options including the

  • cost of each option
  • for and against for each option
  • impact on rates and
  • possible external funding

give the public an opportunity to ask questions and give comments and

seek feedback from the group on the preferred option





Complete the Survey:

Complete the survey available by clicking here or complete a paper copy of the survey that are being posted and also available at the Naracoorte Public Library or Council offices.

To complete the survey online you will need to register your details with this site. To register click on the brown register button.


Ask a question

Ask a question online or read the questions submitted by other people. Click here to ask a question and to view other questions and the answers.


Forum

The forum allows you to contribute to the discussion on which option you think is the most suitable and why. To participate in the forum click here.



Participate

Note to complete the survey online, to ask a question or to participate in the forum you need to register. To find out about registering click here. To register click on the REGISTER to get involved button on the top right.



Written submission:

Write to us at Naracoorte Public Library Consultation, PO Box 555, Naracoorte SA 5271 or email council@nlc.sa.gov.au


Consultation closes on 8 July 2016.








  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Which is the most suitable building option for the Naracoorte Public Library to serve the community for the next 20 to 30 years?

    The community is invited to have input into deciding which one of the 6 options in the Naracoorte Public Library Pre-Design Analysis is the most suitable option to serve the community for the next 20 to 30 years.

    Your input is invited by completing a survey.  Please complete the survey by 5.00pm, Friday 8 July 2016.


    The community is invited to have input into deciding which one of the 6 options in the Naracoorte Public Library Pre-Design Analysis is the most suitable option to serve the community for the next 20 to 30 years.

    Your input is invited by completing a survey.  Please complete the survey by 5.00pm, Friday 8 July 2016.


    Consultation has concluded