Step forward for Shire Library Service’s relocation to Byford Hall

Published on Tuesday, 26 October 2021 at 4:32:52 PM

The relocation of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale’s Library Service to Byford Hall has taken a significant step forward after the Serpentine Jarrahdale Council awarded the tender for the refurbishment of the hall to Solution4Building Pty Ltd.

Works will be carried out in three stages with Stage 1 the refurbishment of the main hall, Stage 2 the refurbishment of public toilets and Stage 3 administration and car park works.

In total the project is expected to cost $2.65 million, with Stage 1 fully funded through the Australian Government’s Local Road and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Grant Program.

The Shire has applied through Round 3 of the LRCI Grant Program to deliver the final stages of the project.

Shire President Cr Michelle Rich said the awarding of the tender was an exciting milestone for the project.

“The relocation of the Library will help increase our capacity to deliver events and programs for our growing community in a modern and contemporary setting,” Cr Rich said.

“This aligns with our strategic objective of growing a connected, thriving, active and safe community, together.

“We are extremely thankful to our local Federal Member for Canning, Andrew Hastie, and the Australian Government for the funding which has helped us to deliver this important community project.”

Federal Member for Canning Andrew Hastie said it was exciting to see this crucial local project funded by the LRCI program.

“The relocation of the SJ Library to Byford Hall is one of more than 5,800 projects funded across the country through the LRCI program,” Mr Hastie said.

“This program is all about enabling projects that support local communities. Here in SJ that means making the Library — an important local service — more accessible to more people.

“It builds on record funding that the Commonwealth Government has committed to projects in SJ in recent years. As our region continues to grow, I am determined to make sure people have good access to local facilities and services.”

Stage 1 works are scheduled to be complete by April 2022, and Stage 2 and 3 works expected to be completed the following month.

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