The auditorium at the Tweed Heads Library will be re-opened by the end of the month, while the upgrade of the library should be finished by December.
Tweed Shire Council’s director of community resources Tracey Stinson said finishing touches were being made to the main entrance of the auditorium’s foyer, with upgrades to toilets and the kitchen due to be completed in the next few days.
The reopening of the auditorium had been pushed back a number of weeks because of unforeseen issues with renovating the library building,” Council’s Director Community and Natural Resources, Tracey Stinson, said.
‘While this has required a number of additional steps with the building, Council has been liaising closely with auditorium users to arrange alternative venues. However, we appreciate the inconvenience this has caused for a number of events. From July, it will be business as usual for community access to the auditorium.
‘We have made the most of the delay by using the time to rewire the building, so a more customer-friendly electronic booking system for library users will be up and running in time for the library reopening,’ she said.
Ms Stinson said work in the rest of the library site was also progressing steadily now, so overall completion of the refurbishment should only be pushed back by a short period.
She said construction work was scheduled to be completed in September, allowing for the December opening once shelving and library resources are moved back into the building.
‘In the meantime, Richmond Tweed Regional Library staff and the temporary library facilities are doing a wonderful job providing ongoing library activities and resources.
‘It’s great to see the number of people using the temporary facilities at the Tweed Heads Civic and Cultural Centre and the Tweed Heads South Community Centre.
‘They include the expanded mobile library service to the Tweed Heads Civic Centre, the computer and periodicals reading room at Council’s Tweed Heads Administration Centre and Baby Bounce and Story Time activities at the Tweed Heads South Community Centre.’