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Rockdale Library, Bayside Council
https://www.joomag.com/magazine/vision-36/0746276001479276147?short - Rockdale Library is featured in Vision magazine
https://www.joomag.com/magazine/australia-commercial-design-trends-series-au-commercial-design-trends-vol-32-03c/0779309001480888128?page=16 - Rockdale is featured in Commercial Trends Magazine
New build or refurbishment: New build
Project completed: 30/07/2016
Rockdale is situated around 10kms from the Sydney CBD and is a transport hub, linking people to the southern and western suburbs as well as the City and the Airport. It is highly residential with a rapidly growing population, the vast majority in high density housing. Over 37% of the community have no qualifications and Rockdale is just above the national unemployment rate at 6%. 43% of Rockdale residents are born overseas, and over 38% speak a language other than English at home.
The Rockdale Library Service vision is “Our libraries - places where our community can enhance their lives through building knowledge, connecting with people and ideas, cultural enrichment and leisure opportunities”. To achieve this vision the library provides services which are sustainable and responsive to growth and change; facilities that are safe community spaces, inclusive, accessible and harmonious, providing a sense of place where people can connect; and programs that support the development of well informed, literate and learning communities by ensuring public access to information and lifelong learning opportunities. The new library was an essential part of fulfilling the vision of the library service. A contemporary library for a modern age.