The City’s vision of a Library and Cultural Centre responds to what the Community said they wanted in the Strategic Community Plan: People, Places, and Participation 2016-2020.
The long term vision is to support cultural vitality through an investment in Arts, Culture, History, Literature and Learning across our City.
The future library and cultural centre is a significant project for the Melville community and an important investment in their wellbeing.
The cultural centre will be a public space that will offers strong social benefits including a sense of connection and belonging, and community new opportunities to connect and engage in one central space.A space that is safe and trusted, vibrant, accessible, inspiring and enriching.
The facility will specifically address many of the City’s Corporate Plan and Strategic Community Plan objectives.
The library and cultural centre will form part of the Melville City Centre area, and is proposed to be located in the area between the current City of Melville Civic Centre and Garden City Shopping Centre, replacing the current Civic Square Library.
- To develop an iconic facility with its own identity
- To provide a place for people within a mixed use precinct of retail commercial and residential
- To have active street frontages and mirror the precinct with extended hours