Services to continue throughout HGLC-S construction

Sunbury Library services are set to continue throughout the construction of the $19 million Hume Global Learning Centre project in Sunbury (HGLC-S), with planning and design development well underway for the state-of-the-art facility.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Drew Jessop, said the Sunbury Library would be temporarily relocated to the Sunbury Youth Centre from 1 December 2017, after Council adopted a recommendation at its meeting on Monday night.

“We want to make sure there is as little interruption to our services as possible, once construction of the HGLC-S commences early next year,” Cr Jessop said.

“The relocation of the library ensures all residents are still able to access the full catalogue of library services throughout the construction phase of the HGLC-S.
“Additionally, the co-location of Sunbury Library with the Youth Centre will complement the youth services and programs that will continue to operate from the site.”
At its meeting on Monday night, Council also adopted recommendations to house the Sunbury Visitor Information Centre at the HGLC-S.

“The housing of the Sunbury Visitor Information Centre at the HGLC-S is an exciting development and ensures the visitor centre will have access to modern facilities, and provides ease-of-use for residents and visitors by bringing services to the one central location,” Cr Jessop said.

“The temporary closure of the George Evans Museum will occur from 1 December 2017, while construction of the HGLC-S continues and during this period, Council staff and volunteers will catalogue - and where appropriate - digitise the museum collection.

“At its meeting on Monday night, Council also allocated funding for public art works which will reflect the centre’s vision to honour the past, value the present and imagine the future.”

The centre is expected to open in 2019, and will incorporate a modern library with the latest in digital equipment and multi-purpose spaces.

"More and more people will continue to move into Sunbury, and I know that lots of families are keen to experience what will be a fantastic place,” Cr Jessop said.

“The HGLC-S will be an active, vibrant and welcoming community hub, and will be an inspiring place to meet, share, learn, create and collaborate in an ever-changing digital world.
“Hume City Council is proud to be delivering the new Hume Global Learning Centre, which will provide a world-class learning and community facility for Sunbury.”
For more information about the HGLC-S, click here.
Hume City Council’s Hume Global Learning Centre-Sunbury project is supported by the Victorian Government. 

Posted on 12:00 AM, 11 July 2017

Updated : 5:05 PM, 11 July 2017

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