Toowoomba Regional Council Environment and Community Services Committee chair, Cr Geoff McDonald said the new facility would replace the existing temporary library which supports around 52,600 visitors each year.
“The current Highfields library is a demountable structure and does not have the space or facilities required to accommodate the growing number of library users in Highfields and its surrounding communities,” Cr McDonald said.
“The new facility will be a modern, purpose-built library, customer service centre and community meeting facility to meet the current and future needs of the Highfields community."
“It will provide a secure outdoor area for children’s activities, dedicated reading spaces including an outdoor reading area facing the Charles and Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve, computer facilities and free wi-fi access. The project also includes upgrading the road network and car parking infrastructure in the vicinity.”
Cr McDonald said the facility would be located north of O’Brien Road in the Highfields Cultural Precinct.