Monday 7 August 2023 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Wingham Library Official Opening
Please join us for morning tea to celebrate the official re-opening of Wingham Library following recent upgrade works.
The $1,000,000 major renovation and expansion of Wingham Library has been completed.
The project was 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, and $100,000 from the library general budget.
Key features of the project included a ground-floor extension, and restoration of the library’s top-floor. Upstairs was previously unused by the community but now includes additional study areas, relaxation seating and a large meeting room with the capacity to host events.
The top floor is now accessible by a new internal lift and the roof of the extension has been replaced.
The Library has increased from 243m² to 442m².
StatusAn upgrade to the facade of Wingham Library has recently been completed. The project included a fresh coat of paint, replacement of the bullnose roofing, repairing the flashing on the existing skillion top roof, and fixing or replacing some window sills. It was completed in June 2023.
Timeline item 1 - complete
Approved by all Councillors present at 22 April 2020 Council meeting. The item from the meeting agenda can be viewed here.
Timeline item 2 - complete
Design, Tender and Budgeting finalised
Finalising plans, budget and approvals
Timeline item 3 - complete
Library closed to the public from June – November, weather permitting, while works are in progress
Timeline item 4 - complete
Work is completed
Februray 2023 - Project is completed and the library is reopened to the public
Timeline item 5 - complete
Library will remain open to the public as an upgrade to the facade takes place. Work expected to be completed by June 2023.