Gerringong Library and Museum
- Project typeConstruction
- Project value$3.2 million
- Completion Date30 September 2021
We're building a new Gerringong Library and Museum (GLaM) incorporating the historic School of Arts on Blackwood Street, Gerringong.
The $3.2 million project involves constructing a brand-new library behind the School of Arts, which is being restored and converted to house the museum.
The restored School of Arts building will house the collection of the Gerringong and District Historical Society.
The library wing will provide flexible spaces for programs and events such as story time, author talks and book group meetings.
The library and museum buildings will share a foyer and gallery space, as well as meeting rooms, kitchen and amenities.
These shared areas have been designed to host community activities both during and after hours.
The School of Arts will be restored with roof sheeting and galvanised wall cladding to be replaced and repaired.
The library will use corrugated steel wall, timber cladding and corrugated steel roofing.
The GLaM will include decking and paving, with landscaping of trees and shrubbery.
The car park will include the existing 17 off-street spaces and an additional 20 spaces at the back of the building.
The building and car park will all be fully accessible. The facility will also use photovoltaics for its power.
The Gerringong Library and Museum project is a collaboration between Kiama Council and the Gerringong and District Historical Society.
The project has been made possible thanks to the support of the Australian and NSW governments.
The Australian Government has provided $1.25 million through the Federal Government Regional Fund.
The NSW Government has committed $250,000 from its Stronger Country Communities Fund.
The NSW Government is also supporting the fit out of the library with $200,000 from public library funding.
10 Blackwood Street, GERRINGONG 2534 View Map