Community invited to have their say on Byford Hall concept designs

Published on Tuesday, 1 June 2021 at 4:42:32 PM

Residents are invited to have their say on three concept designs for Byford Hall to accommodate the Shire’s Library Services.

The three concept plans have been developed following community feedback in April about the opportunities for the Shire’s Library Services in a refreshed setting at Byford Hall.

Shire President Cr Michelle Rich said the community identified customer service, spaces for programs, events and collections, technology, community meeting spaces, variety of furniture and accessibility as important design and layout considerations for the new facility.

“The three concept designs each demonstrate the different levels of improvements being considered for Byford Hall, from amenities, meeting rooms, co-working spaces and floor layout,” Cr Rich said.

“Before Council make a decision on which concept design to progress to the detailed design phase and set a budget for this project, we are seeking the community’s feedback on their preferred option.”

The Shire’s updated Community Infrastructure Development Contribution Plan (CIDCP), which will help fund the Shire’s new library and multi-purpose facility, has identified that a new facility will not be delivered until at least 2032.

“In relocating the Shire’s library services to Byford Hall, we are encouraging the community to think about which concept design will support the provision of library services for our community for at least the next 10 years,” Cr Rich said.

Residents can view the three concept designs and provide feedback via an online survey at

Public feedback opened on Tuesday, 1 June 2021 and closes at 9am Tuesday, 8 June 2021.

Community feedback will be considered as part of an officer’s report to Council at its June Ordinary Council Meeting.

Funding options for all three concepts will also be presented as part of the report to Council, which includes concept designs being delivered entirely through grant funding, some with grant funding and a Shire contribution as well as a staged delivery.

Council will make the final decision on which concept design to progress to the detailed design phase.

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