Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Construction of Public Library Begins

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Construction of Public Library Begins

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The long-awaited and enthusiastically anticipated construction of a permanent public library in Cooroy, is set to begin.

For decades, district locals have looked forward to having this type of public facility and the hightened sense of community it will provide.

After more than eight years in the planning, last Friday, Huchinson Builders were awarded the contract to build the 'state of the art' facility due for completion by the end of the year.

Division 12 Councillor, Lew Brennan said the $9.7m Mill Place development meets the Sunshine Coast Regional Council's triple bottom line for sustainable development.

"Libraries are known economic drivers and I am confident the Cooroy Library will deliver this as well as meet council's environmental and social objectives. The new building features environmental design elements to reduce water and energy use. It will house a community library, training and meeting facilities surrounded by open green space for all to enjoy and it links into the area's new high speed broadband network,' Cr Brennan said.

Cr Brennan went on the say that the new library is a truly exciting project that will provide an educational and cultural facility benefiting the Cooroy community and the whole northern Hinterland region including Eumundi, Doonan and Yandina, Pomona and Cooran.

"We recognised the need for this hinterland facility way back in 1999 and now it is finally a reality."

The project is jointly funded between the Sunshine Coast Regional Council and the Queensland Government through the Q150 Legacy Infrastructure Program.

Genealogical news

GUEST speaker at the April 4 meeting of the Cooroy Noosa Genealogical & Historical Research Group will be Cecily Fearnley who will talk about her trip to Christmas Island, covering the history of the island as well as her stories about the local people which are very interesting. The talk will be held at 1.30pm in the research rooms at 41 Miva Street, Cooroy. Everyone is welcome to attend. The winner of the fund-raising raffle for the original oil painting by Patricia Barber was J Ryan. If you would like more information about the Research Group, or assistance with trying to trace your own family tree, call into the rooms between 9.30am and 1pm, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays, or phone 5442 5570.

Car boot sale

NOOSA Arts and Crafts Association is holding a car boot sale on Sunday, March 29, at Wallace House, Noosaville from 8am. Sausage sizzle and refreshments available. Cost for boot or trestle table set-up is $15 each but bookings are essential on 5474 1211.

Fashion parade

AN Op Shop fashion Pprade is being held at the Pomona Memorial Hal, Saturday, April 4, 10am to about midday. . Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors and $1 for children under 16 years of age and includes morning tea and a 10 per cent off voucher which can be used at either the Red Cross or Living Hope Op Shops. …

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