Echuca Library

Project Type: New Building
Building Type: Standalone
Completed: 2012

Echuca Library was completed in 2012 and is a central community place that is warm, inviting, friendly and accessible. The building is respectful to the existing war memorial and to the natural environment.

Key Features:

  • Single story with exceptional views of the riverine environment, as well as being a beautiful backdrop for the war memorial.
  • Old wharf timber has been used as features on the outside, a magnificent ironbark canopy leading up to the entrance and an interesting book feature at the front.
  • Indigenous artwork
  • After hours access is achieved by having the meeting room at the front that can be closed off from the rest of the building.
  • A beautifully appointed parents room which was funded by medicare customers.

Funding Grants & Contributions:

  • $4.6 m Shire of Campaspe
  • $20,000 Echuca Lions Club
  • $50,000 Friends of the Library
  • $500,000 Living Libraries Fund, State Government

Library Details:

Library Name Campaspe Regional Library Echuca
Organisation/ Council/ Shire Name Campaspe
Type of Build New Building
Architect or Designer Brian Matheson, Perrot Lyon Matheson
Net Floor Area 1,300 sqm
Total Cost of Project 5.1 million, plus additional donations of $70,000
Principal Contractor/Builder Circon
Energy Rating 4 Starts
Carpet & Floor Finishings Choices Flooring Echuca
Furniture & Fittings JR Richardson
Shelving Eclipse, Access Interiors, Western Australia
Signage Zahin Ali, Meza Signs
Fixed/Loose Joinery Riverland Joinery – fixed, Polvere Kitchens Loose
RFID Technology N/A
AV Equipment Lectern Australia
Awards & Recognition Finalist Powercor Business Awards 2013. Project Management Association of Australia – Community Building Victoria. Pierre Gorman Project 2014, State Library of Victoria