Murrayville residents invited to have their say on new library service

Published on 06 February 2018

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Murrayville residents interested in helping to shape their new library service are invited to a community consultation session in the township next Tuesday, 13 February.

Mildura Rural City Council’s new-look library service, which follows a comprehensive review of library services across the municipality in 2016, will see the current Mobile Library service replaced with placed-based and pop-up libraries.

In the case of Murrayville, a place-based library will be established in the township, promising a significant increase in access to library services from the current 4.5 hours per week to 24-hours, seven days a week, with staff based at the library seven to eight hours each week.

Councillor for Arts and Culture Jason Modica said community input was a vital part of determining how the new library service at Murrayville would look. 

“Our expert library services team has done an incredible amount of work and research in developing the placed-based library model for Murrayville, however it’s critical that it meets the needs of the community,” Cr Modica said.

“The best way for us to find out what the community would like in their new library service is to come out and speak to residents first-hand to get their input on topics including the where the place-based library should be located.”

Next Tuesday’s consultation session will run from 9.30am to 12.30pm outside the Murrayville Post Office. *If there is inclement weather, the consultation session will be moved to Murrayville’s CFA office.

Council staff will be based at the session to both provide information and seek feedback from residents.

The placed-based library at Murrayville is among a raft of measures planned under Council’s new library services model. They include a second placed-based library at Ouyen and pop-up library services for Underbool, Walpeup, Werrimull and Lake Cullulleraine residents.

Council will continue to liaise with local groups, including hall committees at Walpeup and Underbool and residents in Ouyen as development of the model progresses.