The $900,000 major renovation and expansion of Wingham Library will soon get underway.

In February this year Council worked through a tender process to select a builder for the project.

The project is jointly funded by MidCoast Council and the State Government with $500,000 coming from the 2019/20 Public Library Infrastructure Grant Program from the NSW Government, as well as a further $400,000 from the Wingham Area Developer Contributions.

Key features of the project include the installation of a lift to make the first floor fully accessible and an extension to the rear of the building.

The Library will increase from 243m2 to 442m2, making the building 82% larger.

In addition to the expansion the building will also be re-carpeted and re-painted, with updated furniture and shelving and the upstairs area fitted out to create a relaxation and study area as well as having the functionality to hold events. The roof of the existing building will also be replaced.

Due to the significant nature of the project the library will need to be closed to the public for approximately three months.

Looking back at Seal Rocks from the sea.
Looking back at Seal Rocks from the sea.