• Hannah Phillips

Local Libraries Funded for Future


Local libraries across Victoria have shared in $4.5 million in grants from the State Government, allowing the important facilities to continue to improve services for their respective communities.


As part of the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program (LLIP) grant, 13 councils across Melbourne and regional Victoria have been funded, including Flow region 106.5fm Birchip.

Libraries funded under the 2017 LLIP round include:

  • $467,400 for Alpine Shire’s Myrtleford Library upgrade

  • $15,000 for Brimbank Council’s Sydenham Library Programs and Study Room project

  • $130,695 for Buloke Shire to refurbish the Birchip library and provide a mobile library service

  • $327,000 for Cardinia Shire’s mobile library trailer replacement

  • $559,493 for Whittlesea City Council’s Mill Park library refurbishment

  • $115,000 for Hobsons Bay City Council’s creative technology hub

  • $70,000 for Indigo Shire’s Library 2Go van for the Library Outreach program

  • $750,000 for Kingston City Council’s Dingley Village library and neighbourhood house precinct

  • $294,000 for Mildura Rural City Council’s Libraries Branching Out program

  • $35,199 for Moorabool Shire’s Reaching Out to Engage program

  • $218,775 for Mornington Peninsula Shire’s See Change at Mornington Library project

  • $40,800 for Murrindindi Shire’s Mobile Library Rejuvenation project

Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz said: “Libraries are at the heart of our local communities – that’s why we’re investing in Ivanhoe library and others right across Victoria.”

For more information visit localgovernment.vic.gov.au/public-libraries.