Monday, 25 February 2019

Minister for the Arts, Don Harwin and Davidson MP, Jonathan O’Dea have announced the Forest area will receive a boost to public library funding from the NSW Government.

Northern Beaches Council will receive $50,000 for an outdoor living room and bush tucker garden at the Glen Street Library.

This is part of the State Government’s $1 million Metropolitan Public Library Grant program to support local libraries across the Sydney metropolitan area.

Mr O’Dea welcomed the Government’s support for the Glen Street Library.

“The project will include a pergola over the library courtyard and outdoor amphitheatre to increase the amount of space, with more seating for programs and performances.

“Our libraries are such a vital feature of our community and I am delighted with the announcement.

“We’re making our wonderful libraries even better and helping to ensure they continue to grow and evolve to meet our community’s needs,” Mr O’Dea said.

NSW Minister for the Arts, Don Harwin said 14 councils will receive grants for projects this year to improve library buildings, spaces and information technology.

“Public libraries continue to grow and provide access to services that people need at all stages of their lives.

“The NSW Government is committed to working with local councils to enhance library services and facilities across the State,” Minister Harwin said.

“From next year the Government will allocate an additional $60 million over 4 years for public libraries – the biggest boost to public libraries in the history of our State.”