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.


An upgrade to the facade of Wingham Library is currently underway. The project will include 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 is expected to be completed by the end of June 2023.

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