We recently applied for a State Government grant that provides funding for community facilities that assist in local economic recovery. The grant application proposed that the Henley Beach Library & Henley and Grange Community Centre (which is currently located at 196 Military Road) facilities be co- located at the Henley Beach Library site. The facility would utilise both the Town Hall and a new purpose built building to offer a venue for multiple community services and activities. The application was unfortunately unsuccessful but as a result of the application and the need for urgent roof repairs we are taking some time to explore what the opportunities are for the community and this community facility.
The Henley Beach Library is currently operating in a temporary ‘pop up’ location in the Henley Town Hall. It was set up in this location after it was identified that urgent roof repairs were required. The library will remain in the Town Hall up to another 12 months while we work through options. Essential truss repairs over some areas of the Town Hall are proceeding while the repairs over the vacated library building have been suspended pending the outcome of funding investigations for a proposed community centre and library Hub.
The Value of our Henley Facilities to our Community
The Henley Beach Library and Henley and Grange Community Centre are well used and much loved. In 2018 we invited our community to share with us ways we could collectively improve the Henley Beach Library to meet the changing needs of the community, to be progressive and deliver outstanding service. The ideas have helped us increase library utilisation and participation. You can revisit the ideas developed in 2018 here.
We will continue to update this page on Your Say Charles Sturt, about the process and the way forward and community engagement opportunities. To stay updated click on the "Follow" button at the top of this page. You are also welcome to add your thoughts to the question below