Gerringong Library plans on exhibition

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Kiama Council is seeking community feedback on the amended plans for the new Gerringong Library and Museum as part of the development approval process for the project. 

General Manager Michael Forsyth said the amendments were minor but it was important for the community to have the chance to provide comment.

“The new Gerringong Library and Museum will be important assets for the Gerringong community so we want to ensure everyone understands what is planned,” Mr Forsyth said.

“The project will still deliver a library, community and meetings rooms but we’ve added overflow parking, improved disability parking and access and included bike racks.”

The new Gerringong Library will be built on the site of the existing Gerringong Museum, with the Museum moving to the adjoining Gerringong School of Arts building, which is to be restored.

“The School of Arts is being modified to provide the Gerringong Museum with suitable facilities as well as give the community a reinvigorated precinct for everyone to use.”

“Importantly, the changes to the School of Arts have been developed to preserve the significant heritage of the building.”

Mr Forsyth said Council was also committed to ensuring moving the existing Museum and its collection was done in a sensitive and appropriate way.

“Council staff have been working extensively with key groups, especially the Gerringong Historical Society, to provide the secure storage facilities required for the collection during the changeover.”

Submissions can be made to the General Manager by emailing council@kiama.nsw.gov.au, or by mailing:

General Manager
PO Box 75
Kiama NSW 2533

Mr Forsyth has acknowledged the funding support provided by the Australian Government for the project.

“I want to again thanks Ann Sudmalis MP for helping secure the funds to ensure this project proceeds.”

Download: Gerringong Library Plans