Tender has been awarded for design and construction of a new Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) library, customer service centre and community meeting facility at Highfields.
Toowoomba based construction company McNab Developments was awarded the tender to construct the new Highfields library at 32 and 38 O’Brien Road.
The project is funded by the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program and Council’s Pandemic Response Investment Program.
TRC Environment and Community Portfolio Leader Councillor Tim McMahon said design for the new library would be completed soon with construction to commence in the coming months.
“I’m pleased to announce that construction on the new Highfields library is expected to kick off in late October 2021, weather permitting,” Cr McMahon said.
“This is a wonderful project that will provide a modern, purpose-built library and facility to meet the needs of the Highfields community now and in the future.
“It will replace the existing library which currently supports around 52,600 visitors annually and accommodate the growing number of library users.
“The new facility will include a customer service centre, community meeting rooms, a dedicated junior reading area, computer facilities including free Wi-Fi access, and photocopy services.”
The facility is one of 64 projects being accelerated to stimulate economic activity across the Toowoomba Region as part of Council’s Pandemic Investment Program.
“This is a major project for the Region which will create local jobs during construction and encourage economic growth within the Highfields area for years to come,” Cr McMahon said.
Federal Member for Groom Garth Hamilton MP said it was exciting to see a new vision for Highfields taking shape.
“Highfields has a unique local identity that is only growing stronger as more people move to the area,” Mr Hamilton said.
“The new library will provide a central meeting place for the community to come together and access crucial services.”
Construction is expected to be completed in mid-2022, weather permitting.
For more information on the Highfields library and community facility project, visit www.tr.qld.gov.au/newhighfieldslibrary, call Council on 131 872 and quote Highfields library and community facility or email firstname.lastname@example.org.