Member for Coogee Bruce Notley-Smith has announced $147,000 in funding for Waverley Council under the 2016/17 Public Libraries Infrastructure Grant program.
Mr Notley-Smith said the grant is part of $4 million worth of funding for 31 public library projects across NSW.
Waverley Mayor, Sally Betts said she was delighted the ‘L.O.V.E is in the air’ initiative will be receiving $147,000 grant funding.
“Through the Waverley, Randwick and Woollahra council joint initiative L.O.V.E is in the air, this grant funding will enable us to host a fantastic library outreach program across the Eastern Suburbs.
“With the $147,000 we will be able to buy a purpose-built mobile library vehicle. This new vehicle will take to the streets, beaches and parks reaching new members of the community and inspiring them to read and access our wonderful library services,” Mayor Betts said.
Funding is available for library buildings or mobile libraries as well as major ICT projects.
“The Berejiklian Government is proud to be supporting public libraries and the important work they do in our communities through these grants. This funding allocation brings NSW Government support for public libraries in 2016/17 to almost $32.5 million,” Notley-Smith said.
The Public Library Infrastructure Grants program is administered by the State Library of NSW on behalf of the Library Council of NSW.