The Ascot Vale Library is set for a complete transformation and modernisation thanks to support from the Victorian Government. Member for Essendon, Danny Pearson MP, has announced Moonee Valley City Council will receive $1.5 million towards the project from the Andrews Labor Government’s Living Libraries Infrastructure Program. The funding will almost triple the floorspace of the Ascot Vale Library and create new spaces for programs, study and meetings, designed after extensive community feedback.
The Living Libraries Infrastructure Program enables councils to deliver new or renewed library infrastructure to strengthen communities and encourage lifelong learning. Since 2015 the Andrews Labor Government has invested more than $42.6 million into 109 Living Libraries projects, allowing a total investment of $297.2 million for new libraries, upgrades to existing facilities and library vans.
For more information on Living Libraries and this year’s successful applications visit www.localgovernment.vic.gov.au/grants/living-libraries-infrastructure-program
To find out more about the projects helping communities and businesses thrive in your local area, visit www.delivering.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane
“We’re making huge investments in libraries across the state through the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program to ensure Victorians have access to the resources they need in their own backyards.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Essendon Danny Pearson
“It’s great to see the Victorian Government supporting the Ascot Vale Library with this investment – making a really important community facility even better.”
“Ascot Vale Library is a much-loved part of our community, thanks to this project even more local people will be able to access all the great services it provides.”