Construction has officially commenced on the new two-storey Rosewood Library, located in Ipswich, Queensland today.
The $7.5 million Rosewood Library is set to provide the residents of outer and western areas of Ipswich with a new place to enjoy, learn and grow.
The new facility includes a full-length awning and a heritage style façade which are designed to blend in well and complement the streetscape.
As with many modern libraries, it will feature a children’s space, a maker space, meeting rooms and technology which will future proof the service for years to come.
Queensland Minister for Local Government, the Hon. Stirling Hinchliffe, said the State Government contributed $2.7 million towards the project through its Local Government Grants and Subsidies program.
“This is an important new facility for the people of Rosewood and I am sure they will really value this beautifully designed library,” he said.
Minister Hinchliffe further detailed that the Ipswich council spent considerable time and effort to come up with a building that fit in well with the streetscape and character on John Street.
“In particular, I think the full-length awning and heritage style façade will blend in well and complement the streetscape,” he said.