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New build or refurbishment: Refurbishment
Budget: $1,000,000 +
Architect: Fulton Trotter Architects
Project Completed: 12/06/2017
The Lockyer Valley Region is affectionately known as the South East Queensland food bowl, a region of prime agricultural land. We have 2,272 square kilometres of rich land that includes the Great Dividing Range, national parks, reserves, creeks, lakes, parks and many waterways.
Lockyer Valley Libraries services a community of nearly 39 000 residents through two physical libraries and an online library.
Both libraries are co-located with other council facilities in purpose built/renovated buildings.
• 145 000 visitors
• 130 000 physical item loans
• Over 8000 programs with 9 300 attendees.
• Over 15 750 computer usage
The Laidley Library opened in June 2017 and services approximately 1/3 of the population which is estimated at 11,000 residents, or an area of 562 km2. Laidley is 83 km west of Brisbane and 47km from Ipswich, the closest larger city.
The Laidley community is a low socio economic area and many residents rely on the library for their social and lifestyle well- being. Using the library facilities for computers, WiFi and social gatherings is high on the Laidley community.