Naracoorte Public Library / Community Resource Centre

A schematic design has been endorsed for an improved Naracoorte Public Library / Community Resource Centre. This means that construction drawings can be refined, finalised and fully costed.


While the design is in the schematic stage (as shown in the pictures) there are many aspects that have not been fully developed, therefore the project cannot be accurately costed. Progressing to construction drawings means a definite and detailed design is developed. The unknown factors are reduced enabling an accurate and detailed costing to be determined.


Once finalised the construction drawings will show the detailed design of the building’s exterior, the interior including library shelving, furniture fit out and library equipment and carpark, landscaping and services infrastructure.


The schematic design (as shown in the pictures) that has been endorsed and will be the basis for the detailed construction drawings accommodates:

  • The existing library collection, in a new modern space, with integrated seating and new shelving for an improved user experience

  • A new social gathering space

  • A room to store and display local history

  • A community meeting room that will provide a space for community events, social club activities and library staff to run activities

  • A study and business area that will support the changing landscape of the workforce, high school study and video conferencing

  • A new front desk with retail quality customer service

  • A larger children's area that can accommodate story time and school holiday activities

  • A new parents room and toy library will come back into the library


The schematic design provides for a 620m2 library, 300m2 more space than the current library.


Once the construction drawings have been finalised the Elected Members will again consider the project. A formal resolution of Council is required prior to proceeding to the next stage of the project. Prior to any decision to commit to construction the Elected Members will review Council’s financial position and the economic environment. Every endeavour will be made to employ local contractors and to ensure as much money as possible is spent in the local economy.


The project architect, Brett Julian Architect, was engaged in February 2017 following a tender process conducted at the end of 2016.


The Naracoorte Public Library is a service provided by Council that is utilised by 1,000 customers per week.


To view pictures of the schematic design click here.


To download a pdf of the schematic design click here.


To download a pdf of the schematic design floor plan click here.






A schematic design has been endorsed for an improved Naracoorte Public Library / Community Resource Centre. This means that construction drawings can be refined, finalised and fully costed.


While the design is in the schematic stage (as shown in the pictures) there are many aspects that have not been fully developed, therefore the project cannot be accurately costed. Progressing to construction drawings means a definite and detailed design is developed. The unknown factors are reduced enabling an accurate and detailed costing to be determined.


Once finalised the construction drawings will show the detailed design of the building’s exterior, the interior including library shelving, furniture fit out and library equipment and carpark, landscaping and services infrastructure.


The schematic design (as shown in the pictures) that has been endorsed and will be the basis for the detailed construction drawings accommodates:

  • The existing library collection, in a new modern space, with integrated seating and new shelving for an improved user experience

  • A new social gathering space

  • A room to store and display local history

  • A community meeting room that will provide a space for community events, social club activities and library staff to run activities

  • A study and business area that will support the changing landscape of the workforce, high school study and video conferencing

  • A new front desk with retail quality customer service

  • A larger children's area that can accommodate story time and school holiday activities

  • A new parents room and toy library will come back into the library


The schematic design provides for a 620m2 library, 300m2 more space than the current library.


Once the construction drawings have been finalised the Elected Members will again consider the project. A formal resolution of Council is required prior to proceeding to the next stage of the project. Prior to any decision to commit to construction the Elected Members will review Council’s financial position and the economic environment. Every endeavour will be made to employ local contractors and to ensure as much money as possible is spent in the local economy.


The project architect, Brett Julian Architect, was engaged in February 2017 following a tender process conducted at the end of 2016.


The Naracoorte Public Library is a service provided by Council that is utilised by 1,000 customers per week.


To view pictures of the schematic design click here.


To download a pdf of the schematic design click here.


To download a pdf of the schematic design floor plan click here.