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Public Library Grants

2019/20 Public Library Infrastructure Grants

Public Library Infrastructure Grants are awarded to NSW councils for public library improvement projects, including buildings and information technology systems.

The State Government has approved the following grants for 2019/20.

  Council Project Title Amount
1 Bega Valley Shire Make space for Bermagui Library $192,800
2 Carrathool Shire Mobile Library: bringing the world to your door  $196,000
3 Coffs Harbour City Coffs Harbour Cultural and Civic Space (New Central Library) $500,000
4 Cumberland City The Granville Centre - innovation in Granville Branch Library  $251,490
5 Dungog Shire Dungog Shire Library Extension 2020 and Beyond  $500,000
6 Fairfield City New Fairfield Library Branch Services $300,000
7 Hills Shire Reaching out over The Hills – outreach services for growth areas here and now (mobile library)  $76,072
8 Hornsby Shire Refurbishment of Hornsby Central Library $408,522
9 Kempsey Shire Kempsey Library - innovative creative spaces project $460,785
10 MidCoast Spacemaking: Evolving Wingham Library $500,000
11 Moree Plains Shire Fit out of mobile library service for Moree Plains Shire Council $117,515
12 Murray River Murray River Mobile Library Service  $200,000
13 Nambucca Valley Nambucca Heads Library: a contemporary fit out for the future $324,749
14 Parkes Shire Enhancing the vision, completing the dream: Parkes Library Redevelopment project $161,000
15 Richmond Valley Rejuvenate, remodel, renew and refresh the Evans Head Library $399,053
16 Shellharbour City Shell Cove Library: a new library at The Waterfront $500,000
17 Tamworth Regional Expansion and revitalization of Kootingal Library $200,000
18 Temora Shire Temora Library upgrade $189,014
19 Walcha Improving library accessibility $23,000
20 Wentworth Shire Wentworth Shire Library relocation  $500,000
  Total   $6,000,000

All councils will be invited to apply for grants in the 2020/21 round. Details will be published here when the round is open.

Previous recipients

Previous recipients are listed in the State Library of NSW Annual Reports.

Reporting forms

From the 2017/18 Public Library Grant round reporting and acquittal forms are to be filled out in Smartygrants. The applicant will receive an email directly from Smartygrants when a form is available for completion.

Further information and instructions

2016/17 PLIG round and previous years

For grants from previous years please fill out the forms below.

Public Library Grants archive

Previous Public Library Grants Guidelines are available below for the reference of councils that are yet to acquit funded projects.