St George Library Hub

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This page is about the St George Library Hub.

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Shire Libraries

St George Library Hub

The concept developed for the St George Library Hub is a new 653m2 library building, incorporating both business and learning hubs. It will be equipped with a suite of modern technology to better deliver positive educational and business outcomes for people of the Balonne Shire. This is considered stage 1 of a wider vision to create a vibrant precinct in Victoria Street.

In addition to the library itself, the concept design includes a revitalised green space (courtyard), the refurbishment of the St George Cultural Centre annex to a multi-use area including meeting rooms and improvement of the Cultural Centre façade including an foyer art display space.

Inside, the St George Library Hub will have:

  • Dedicated space for a business and education hub with a separate entrance
  • Contemporary spaces for workshops, programs, increased resources and digital education
  • A Country Universities Centre educational hub
  • Increased library collection from 7,914 items to 13,500 items; in line with State Library of Queensland per capita standards
  • Makers' Space for innovation, creativity and robotics
  • Spaces equipped with technology for virtual learning, training and connection
  • Hot desks and office hire, including virtual office hire and services
  • Business support programs and visiting consultant workspaces
  • Training and workshops via virtual connection, including spaces for Distance Education
  • Quiet study and work areas
  • Feature areas for juniors and teenagers
  • 3D Print hub for prototypes and new product development, including ag-tech
  • Dedicated area for the celebration of local history and cultural representation

Project roll out

$5M in funding has been successfully secured from the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions Fund for the St George Library Hub.

Council will contribute $1M to enable the $6M project build.

A project manager has been engaged. The next stage of the project will be to develop the detailed design.

Watch this space for regular updates.

Further reading

Significant research and community consultation including a full business case was undertaken to develop the concept for a new Library-Hub.

Want to know more about the future St George Library Hub? Reports on the design, community consultation, and planning are available below.