Howard Library re-opens after stage one renovations

THE Howard community can access their local library again after the facility was revamped.

The Howard Library has re-opened following stage one renovations. PHOTO: Supplied.

The Howard Library was extended during the first stage of a wider renovation.

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Stage one of the works maximised the space available in the computer area and included the installation of a new customer service desk.

Fraser Coast Division 6 Councillor David Lewis said the improvements were designed to meet customer needs and increase access to services and activities.

“We understand how valuable the Howard Library is to the community and further works are proposed to ensure the facility keeps pace with community aspirations,” Cr Lewis said. 

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Future stages of renovation works will include repositioning of the entrance to improve accessibility, landscaping and inclusive spaces for children and young people.

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The Queensland Government provided $75,000 through the 2020-2021 COVID Works for Queensland program to help fund the project.

Cr Lewis thanked residents for their patience during the works.

Member for Maryborough, Bruce Saunders said the COVID Works for Queensland program was designed to support councils with job-creating infrastructure projects.

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“The Howard Library is back to providing services for locals after our investment delivered more spaces for the community and provided a much need facelift,” Mr Saunders said.

Mr Saunders said the COVID Works for Queensland project had allocated $9-million to the Fraser Coast Regional Council to help deliver 21 community infrastructure projects.

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“These projects have already supported or created 137 jobs, which is a fantastic result for the local economy and for local families.”

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