Funding For Enhancements To Library Facilities In Oakleigh
Written on the 13 November 2012
Member for Southern Metropolitan Region, Georgie Crozier and Minister for Local Government Jeanette Powell today announced that the Victorian Coalition Government has committed funding of $20,000 for improvements to Oakleigh Library.
“Oakleigh Library will receive an allocation of $20,000 towards the replacement of the dated circulation desk, and to upgrade lighting in that area.” Mrs Powell said.
Ms Crozier said the new facilities will be a great asset to the Oakliegh community.
"having raised the issue of funding for Oakleigh Library in Parliament, I am pleased to see that they are now getting the money needed to improve this fantastic community learning hub.
“Congratulations to all the staff and members of Oakleigh Library on receiving this grant," Ms Crozier said.
The funding is allocated from Round 2 of the Coalition Government’s Living Libraries Infrastructure Program.
“All Victorians need access to good quality library facilities and services. It is for this reason that the Coalition Government has allocated $17.2 million over four years for the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program,” Mrs Powell said.
“The Living Libraries Infrastructure Program is an example of how the Coalition Government is putting locals first.
“Victorian libraries are at the very heart of our communities. They are much loved and well used. That almost 50 per cent of Victorians belong to a local library is a good measure of how much the community values the broad range of today’s library services.” Mrs Powell said.
The Coalition Government aims to promote life-long learning opportunities in which libraries have a central role, providing a total of $36.8 million in annual funding to councils, regional library corporations and Vision Australia through the Public Libraries Funding Program.