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New library project at Mills Park Centre

Published on Wednesday 31 March, 2021

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Kenwick Library users and local community members are invited to comment on plans to relocate the library to new facilities at the City of Gosnells award-winning Mills Park Centre in Beckenham.

Feedback can be provided via yoursay.gosnells.wa.gov.au until Friday 30 April 2021.

The $1.12 million project aims to improve library services for the Kenwick and Beckenham communities, as well as giving Kenwick residents an upgraded community centre.

Mayor David Goode said the project – largely funded by a Federal Government grant as part of its COVID-19 economic stimulus – would involve construction of new library facilities at Mills Park and refurbishing the existing Kenwick Library building and adjacent Kenwick Community Centre.

“The first stage of the plan is to upgrade the ‘Mud Hut’ adjacent to the Kenwick Library between April and June,” he said.

“After that, the new Mills Park Library space will be created and then the Kenwick Library building will be transformed into a large function room.

“Mills Park is an excellent location for a library, as it has a popular café, children’s nature play area, large sports fields and a skate plaza – so this addition will help enhance what is already a fantastic community hub.”

Federal Member for Hasluck Ken Wyatt welcomed the Morrison Government’s investment as part of the COVID-19 economic stimulus plan.

“The upgrades to the Mills Park Centre and Kenwick Community Centre will allow the City of Gosnells to continue growing the capacity of its facilities to support the local residents and our growing population,” Mr Wyatt said.

“I look forward to seeing the wonderful benefits this investment brings to our local area and for residents living in the surrounding suburbs.”

To find out more, please visit the City’s project website at yoursay.gosnells.wa.gov.au, follow the City’s social media or call 9397 3000.