Sandringham Library will be expanded within the current footprint of the building located on the corner of Waltham St, Abbott St and Chalmers Avenue.
The upgrade will create flexible study spaces, quiet reading areas and better meeting and program facilities. Construction works will be mostly internal with the building retaining its external appearance.
The Sandringham and District Historical Society will move to temporary accommodation at 62 Bay Road Sandringham.
The Sandringham Life Activities Club has moved to the Masonic Hall at 23 Abbott St Sandringham.
During construction the library service will continue to run from a temporary ‘pop up’ shop at 92 Station Street Sandringham with a small collection of popular reads, DVDs and children’s books available for loan.
Customers can also order items online for collection at the pop-up library. Some of our regular programs such as book chats, book clubs and story time will continue.
The renovated library will incorporate a new maternal and child health centre with two consulting rooms.
In anticipation of this the building on the corner of Station St and Abbott St has been sold. While our new centre is being built our nurses are seeing clients from either our Hampton or Beaumaris centres. The new centre is expected to be open by May 2020.
The Masonic Hall at 23 Abbott Street was purchased by Council to create more space for community services and activities.
Council has been working closely with current and future users including the Sandringham Life Activities Club and the Sandringham and District Historical Society on the plans.
Renovations will preserve the significant heritage of the building. Once complete, the Hall will offer a range of programs for senior residents. It will also house the Sandringham and District Historical Society’s considerable collection of assets and provide meeting spaces, reading and research areas to support the work of volunteers preserving our local history.
The Sandringham Life Activities Club and the Sandringham and District Historical Society will move to temporary accommodation during renovations.
At the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 24 March 2020, Councillors agreed to revise the plans prepared for the Sandringham streetscape upgrade.
Noting the feedback received during community consultation we will now move into the detailed design phase in the 2021/22 financial year and progress with an alternative design for upgrading the streetscape. Construction has been delayed and is anticipated to commence in the 2022/23 financial year. Keep up to date by following the project on Have Your Say
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