The new Warilla Library will be located at Keith Fletcher Park (behind Warilla Grove Shopping Centre). Once developed, the library will provide a new branch library and replace the existing Warilla Library located on New Lake Entrance Road.
The development of this new facility was identified in the Libraries and Museum Strategy 2024.
Council’s Libraries and Museum Strategy 2024, adopted in March 2014, identified the need for major improvements to Warilla Library’s facilities as a priority for Council.
Responding to the Strategy, Council engaged with the community to gather an understanding of what the community would like to see in the new Warilla Library and how they would like to use it.
Taking into account the requirements for the new library, Council assessed Keith Fletcher Park as the most suitable site for the new Warilla Library.
Moving to a new site brings the opportunity to provide upgraded facilities and even better services.
The concept design was developed using feedback from extensive community consultation. The goal was to create a flexible, modern and welcoming space that feels like a ‘community living room’ including;
- Over 900m2 of indoor and outdoor space
- Comfortable seating
- Technology hub including free wi-fi and computer access
- Meeting rooms and study rooms
- Dedicated children and youth spaces
- Good accessibility
Council appointed Brewster Hjorth Architects to develop the design for the new library.
In November 2017 Council granted the consent to Development Application No.514/2016 to construct a community facility for use as a library and associated carparking at Woolworths Avenue, behind Warilla Grove Shopping Centre.
During 2018 the construction certificate will be finalised and Council will call for tenders for construction.
We're changing, not closing
The existing Warilla Library on Lake Entrance Road will remain operational during the construction of the new Library.
There may be some disruption to services as we approach the move phase to the new building. Council will advise customers of any changes at the time.
Council has undertaken a tender process for the construction of the new Warilla Library. At the Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday 13.11.18 Council accepted the tender of Patterson Building Group Pty Ltd to construct the new Warilla Library.
We will provide regular updates when the