Why has Council developed the draft Lake Mac Libraries Strategic Business Plan 2019-2024?
The draft Strategy has been developed to outline Council's role to develop, invigorate and promote Lake Mac Libraries over the next five years.
The draft Strategy details short, medium and long-term actions that aim to mitigate decreasing use in traditional library services and to outline steps to introduce new innovative activities, such as within multipurpose branches that have hybrid maker spaces, innovative technology hubs, art exhibition spaces, history collection and interpreatation an commercial activities.
Does the draft Strategy propose physical branch changes?
The draft Strategy does include physical branch changes. By redefining services and building agility into their delivery, the draft Strategy aims to meet customer expectations and growing population needs.
There is currently a review of service delivery and branch operations at Edgeworth Library, with service delivery ceasing when the facility at Cameron Park opens.
Co-location and lease options will be considered as part of a service delivery and branch operations review at Belmont Library.
Wangi Wangi Library will be refurbished to also serve as an arts and culture studio space. A feasibility study will also be undertaken to investigate moving Morisset Library into a larger multi-use building in the CBD, and Speers Point Library to Warners Bay. A similar study will determine the future of Charlestown Library and whether it will move elsewhere in the suburb's CBD or become part of a redevelopment project.
In Windale, a new $6 million building will include a community centre and state of the art library services.
How can I provide feedback on the draft Strategy
The draft Strategy is open for comment from 14 January - 24 February 2019. Feedback can be provided by completing the online survey, uploading a submission or by completing a feedback form at one of the Lake Mac Library branches.