New Batlow Library on the way

Published on 22 May 2020

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The new library for Batlow is on track for a Winter opening with works scheduled to begin on-site in late May.

Council’s Executive Director Infrastructure Heinz Kausche said the building structure was currently being constructed off-site and was on track to be delivered to Batlow in the first week of June.  

“Our teams will be at the Batlow site next week undertaking preparations works including minor earthworks, installation of temporary fencing, construction of footings and the removal of two trees in readiness for delivery of the pre-constructed building”, he said.

Designed to provide an internal linkage to the Literary Institute and complement the façade of the existing building, the new library will feature a welcoming timber veranda entrance, reception and spacious library area with built in desking, two meeting rooms, kitchen facilities and dual access toilets.

“This project has been a long time in the making and 2020 has presented our communities with some extra challenges, but we are confident the new Library will be the best possible use of space and functionality for both Library patrons and the existing Literary Institute building creating a new community hub for Batlow,” Mr Kausche said

Council received $1 million in funding from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Community Fund to build the new library.

To follow along with this project visit: yourvoice.svc.nsw.gov.au/new-batlow-library

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