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  • Writer's pictureThe Hon. Paul Toole MP


The exterior of Lithgow Library Learning Centre is set for a new look.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole has announced the library in Main Street will receive Resources for Regions funding of $430,000 to enable work to transform the streetscape appearance of the building.

He met with Mayor Maree Statham and library staff for a tour of the facility and is looking forward to the project getting underway.

“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 will be redesigned so that they fit in with the heritage aspect that runs along the Main Street.”

Mayor Statham said the same design and materials selected for a new awning and associated supports would 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.”

Mr Toole said this upgrade to local infrastructure helps the community thrive and has come thanks to the NSW Government’s $75 million Resources for Regions Round Eight.

“Resources for Regions has been highly successful with Rounds One through to Seven delivering 149 projects worth $345 million to mining communities since 2012,” he said.

“Mining plays a very important part in the NSW economy, supporting tens of thousands of jobs across the state, and will continue to play a role in the local area for years to come, which is why we’re investing in the future of mining regions.

“The NSW Government is committed to supporting regional mining towns that supply our state with the precious resources, and I am grateful for Lithgow City Council putting forward this project which will support the ongoing prosperity of the local community.”

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