Ballan Library and Community Hub
- Project typeArts and tourism
- Project value$7.25M (Costs: External funding = $5M Council = $2.5M)
At the Ordinary Council Meeting held 1 February 2023, Council approved the Ballan Library and Community Hub Concept Plan.
Concept Plans for the Ballan Library and Community Hub have been developed to meet the operational needs and desire for a contemporary library and community hub for Ballan and surrounding areas. The design responds to the aspirations of the local community, is responsive to feedback gained during the community engagement process and meets budget parameters.
Following the completion of detailed design and a procurement process for appointing a construction contractor, it is expected that construction will commence in mid-2023 with completion due in mid to late 2024.
The Library and Community Hub will consist of:
- A modern fit for purpose Library
- Community meeting rooms
- Visitor information
- Maternal and Child Health Centre
- Outdoor space (including gardens and seating areas)
Phase one of community engagement was undertaken in September- October 2021 to gain an understanding of what the community values about the current Ballan library, what future services they'd like to see and their usage patterns.
A second phase of community engagement during May to July 2022 expanded on the themes from phase one to seek feedback to inform the design of the new library and community hub. This feedback has provided an understanding of community aspirations for the building and has informed the development of the concept design
Council thanks the many community members and organisations who provided their feedback and input throughout the design phases.
127 Inglis Street, Ballan 3342 View Map