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Image (supplied) - a first glimpse of what the learning and library hub will look like

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First Look At Hub

Image (supplied) - a first glimpse of what the learning and library hub will look like

Designs released for long awaited Learning and Library Hub released

Designs for the new $20.25 million learning and library hub at South West TAFE’s Warrnambool campus have been released, offering community members a glimpse of what the new building is expected to look like.

The joint project between the Victorian Government, South West TAFE and Warrnambool City Council, is expected to be completed and opened in mid-2022.

The new hub in the heart of Warrnambool will be open to all members of the community and is more than four times the size of the old library, ensuring there is space for everyone now and in the future.

South West TAFE CEO Mark Fidge, says he is excited for the community to be able to see the designs.

"The Learning and Library Hub is something we've been working for about 8 or 9 years, it's really nice to start to see it coming to fruition" said Mr Fidge.

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"We've got a lot of design drawings that have been now released, which is showing the community what it's going to look like, but also what's inside that facility is going to be really exciting with a cafe and a kids play area"

"We're hoping that it will be a place that people can gather, and the community will really enjoy it once it's been built".

The learning and library hub will include a modern indoor-outdoor café, public computers, exhibition and display areas, places to study, meeting rooms, and a games and digital media zone.

The top floor will offer a quiet reading area with views across Lake Pertobe to the ocean.

Minister for Training, Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney, said the build would address the needs of the community.

“This will be an iconic building for the whole Warrnambool community and will be a jobs boost for the region as the economy recovers from the effects of the pandemic.”

“The community provided clear feedback on what they want and need, and we will deliver, this new building will address long-standing accessibility, space and amenity issues.”

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