The City of Greater Geelong has unveiled its plans to build an $18.5 million, three-storey library and community centre in the Armstrong Creek growth area.
The community building will be situated just off the Surf Coast Hwy and is the first piece of major social infrastructure for the town centre, which is expected to service up to 65,000 people.
A G21 priority under Regional Growth Areas, the 2,500 sqm library will house a collection of 40,000 books and resources, a dedicated children’s area, youth programs and dedicated multi-purpose meeting spaces, creative spaces and bookable co-working amenities. The ground floor will be a welcoming civic area with direct access to external terraces and the town centre.
Architecture firm Buchan has worked with the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation to develop a ‘Living Water’ design that respects and embraces the living cultural heritage of the Wadawurrung.
The building will also have a five-star Green Star rating, incorporating sustainable, environmentally friendly building materials and energy efficient fixtures.
View the concept plan, video flythrough and share your feedback via the Have Your Say page before Friday 3 December 2021.