The Andrews Labor Government will deliver $500,000 toward the new Daylesford Library as part of the $4.3 million Living Libraries Infrastructure Program.

Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas said the funds would go to creating a new library within the Hepburn Hub, alongside a civic space, art gallery and swimming pool.

Double the size of the previous library, the new community facility will host a children’s activity area, study spaces, quiet reading and provide Daylesford residents with access to technology.

The Living Libraries Infrastructure Program provides up to $750,000 towards a new or renovated library building or mobile library and is one of a number of ways the Labor Government is supporting libraries and communities across the state.

Other initiatives include the record $40.5 million investment in the Public Libraries Funding Program and the $1.1 million Premiers’ Reading Challenge Book Fund for libraries to purchase materials to support the delivery of the Premiers’ Reading Challenge.

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas

“Through the Andrews Labor Government’s funding, Daylesford residents will have access to a new and improved library, operating within the civic heart of our community.”

“I know just how much local residents value our local library services. This funding will ensure they have access to the community facilities they need.”