The library in Main Street Lithgow is looking brand new thanks to Resources for Regions funding of $430,000 that enabled work to transform the streetscape appearance of the building.
Deputy Premier and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole met with Mayor Maree Statham and council staff for a tour of the facility.
“The project consists of a new façade using materials which are in keeping with the industrial nature of Lithgow’s heritage,” Mr Toole said.
“The library parapet and signage has been redesigned so that they fit in with the heritage aspect that runs along the Main Street. It has given the building a new lease on life”
Mayor Statham said the same design and materials selected for a new awning and associated supports are also be in keeping with the original appearance of the streetscape.
“This is a project that provides for the long term of the Lithgow Library as the city’s most heavily used community building,” she said.
“It is a venue which has taken on an evolving role as the central technology and connectivity access points for the local community.”
This upgrade to local infrastructure helps communities thrive and has come thanks to the NSW Government’s $75 million Resources for Regions Round Eight. Resources for Regions has been highly successful delivering 149 projects worth $345 million to communities since 2012.
Scaffolding outside the library will be removed in the coming days.