Bright new future for Council and Library

Published on 13 August 2020

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Burwood is painting the town yellow to celebrate a bright new look and a bright new future for its revamped Council, Library and Community Hub that open on 24 August.

Yellow flags and banners throughout the CBD reflect the yellow entry and bright colour scheme of the $15 million project that includes a new home for Council’s customer service and administration centre, upgraded library and new community spaces.

Mayor John Faker said the theme “Discover more” featuring a blue eye on a yellow background, encouraged locals to use the facilities to not only learn in the traditional sense, but to find out more about themselves, their talents and their possibilities. 

 “21st century libraries are no longer the silent, book-filled spaces of the past,” he said.

“Our upgraded library has 30 per cent more space and designed as a place where the community can gather to socialise as well as use the latest technology for study, work and entertainment.

“There are art and local history display areas chill out zones as well as touchscreen catalogues, a garden terrace for movie screenings and much more.

A skybridge links the library to the new community hub which boasts multi-media studios, interactive digital lounges, learning labs and maker space and a garden amphitheatre where people can hone and display their creative talents.

“We want everyone to come in to discover the past, capture the present and create the future in this colourful new precinct that links the library, council and community hub," Cr Faker said.