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Construction commencing - Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub

Tue 5 March, 2019

Ivanhoe Library construction

Construction is starting on the state-of-the-art $29 million Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub.

A special sod-turning event was held on Sunday 3 March at the site where Banyule Deputy Mayor, Cr Alison Champion said that when complete, the facility would be a magnificent community hub that would support the community’s vast range of learning and engagement, and cultural and artistic endeavours.

“The re-imagined Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub has been designed to provide a welcoming place for the community, centred on curiosity, creativity and connectivity,” Cr Champion said.

The state-of-the-art facility will offer:

  • a modern, accessible library;
  • an art gallery, with community spaces and artists’ studio, to host touring exhibitions and the Banyule Art Collection;
  • community meeting rooms and working spaces;
  • an informal theatrette;
  • and a café.

The project is expected to be complete by August 2020. The existing library will remain open during this period.