Council is thrilled with the news that it has been successful in obtaining $153,260 in grant funding under the 2017/18 Public Library Infrastructure Grant Program.
The Urunga Library Redesign and New Technology Project will allow for internal refurbishment work including relocating and reducing the height of the service desk, providing an accessible toilet, new carpet, mobile shelving, new furniture as well as signage and promotion.
Bellingen Shire Mayor, Cr Dominic King said, “The internal layout of the library will be redesigned to allow easier physical access and better signage to make the library more user friendly and inclusive.”
“Updating to shelving on wheels will enable a more flexible use of space for events at the library. As well, new carpet and furniture will bring a more vibrant feel to the space for a building that was built in 1985 and in need of refurbishment.”
Replacing the current toilet with a unisex, accessible toilet to current accessibility standards will provide an improved facility for all people and especially for the elderly, people with living disabilities and families with young children who may struggle in the current small space.
This will be a another great step towards Inclusive Urunga and achieving priorities set in Council’s Disability inclusion Action Plan”, added the Mayor.