Thursday 14 January 2016
Construction of the new library and community centre at Tura Beach will begin on Monday next week.
Over the next 16 weeks, local residents will see the transformation of the former Tura Tavern into a multi-use building and modern library designed to service nearby communities, including Merimbula, Tura Beach and Bournda.
Manager of Community, Culture and Information, Simon Schweitzer said the new library and community centre will provide valuable services centred in a major growth area.
“Tura Beach is the Shire’s fastest growing area, with a mix of people living in the area including young families and retirees.
“Construction will begin next week, and residents can expect the new library to open its doors around half way through the year, depending on the weather.
“Providing a modern library and much needed community centre in Tura will be a welcome addition to the area that can be accessed and enjoyed by other nearby communities such as Merimbula.
“We are committed to maintaining a small Library Portal in Merimbula at the Bega Valley Regional Training Centre, and visitors to the main Tura Beach library can expect a complete range of services including full access to the library collection, free WiFi and computer access, a variety of reading and study spaces, kids and youth zones and current newspapers and magazines.
“Importantly, the library will also offer the community a place for meetings and gatherings which currently is not offered in the Tura area. When built, there will be meeting rooms and spaces available for hire, both during and after business hours,” Mr Schweitzer said.
For more information on the new library development and the construction phase, call Bega Valley Shire Council on 6499 2222.