Learn more about future library services at consultation sessions

Published on 10 February 2017

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Residents along the Mallee Track, the Millewa and Irymple are being urged to attend a second series of community consultation sessions in coming weeks to discuss and learn more about proposed alternative library services in their areas.

The consultation sessions follow a recent review of library services which recommended alternative models for library services at Irymple, Ouyen, Murrayville, Underbool, Walpeup, Werrimull and Lake Cullulleraine.

More information about these alternative models is available by visiting Council’s website at www.mildura.vic.gov.au and clicking on the ‘Customer Support’ tab and ‘Have Your Say’ link, where separate directions papers for each library area are available to read.

Mildura Rural City Councillors last month voted to seek community feedback on these alternative models, which will take place at the following locations and dates:

 

Underbool

Monday 20 February 2017

6.30pm – 8pm

Underbool Hall

 

Walpeup

Wednesday 22 February 2017

5.30pm – 7pm

Walpeup Hall

 

Ouyen

Wednesday 22 February 2017

7.30pm – 9pm

Ouyen Service Centre

 

Irymple

Monday 27 February 2017

6pm – 7.30pm

Irymple Hotel

 

Murrayville

Wednesday 1 March 2017

6pm – 7.30pm 

Murrayville Senior Citizens

 

Lake Cullulleraine

Monday 6 March 2017

5.30pm—7pm

Lake Cullulleraine Tennis Club Rooms

 

Nangiloc

Wednesday 8 March 2017

5.30pm– 7pm

Nangiloc Hall

 

Mildura Rural City Councillor for Arts and Culture Jason Modica said the consultation sessions were the best way for residents to not only seek further detail on the proposals directly from Council staff, but discuss any concerns they may have about the proposed changes.

“The library services review and the proposed changes to come out of it have been the subject of significant discussion in the community over the past two weeks in particular,” Cr Modica said.

“These consultation sessions are the perfect way for residents to find out exactly what is proposed, how it will affect them, and why these changes are being considered.

“It’s also a valuable opportunity for Council to seek feedback from residents in these areas to see what they think about the possible changes to library services.”

The consultation sessions will also provide advice for residents on how to submit formal feedback, which will be presented back to Council for further consideration.

For more information about the proposed changes to Council’s library services contact Library Service Manager Sue Kelly on (03) 5018 8100.

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