Melton Library & Learning Hub

Project Type: New Building
Building Type: Colocated
Completed: 2014

The much anticipated Melton Library and Learning Hub does not just house the library’s collection. Lifelong learning and community activities occur in flexible spaces which cater for large and small groups, the hub hosts children’s programs and Maternal and Child Health services, clubs and community groups can use the space or people can just enjoy a coffee at the kiosk.

The Hub boasts some fabulous spaces for everyone to enjoy, including a specially designed children’s area with outdoor sensory garden, extended magazine area, youth chill-out and games area, seminar room, a large family and local history area, study and discussion areas, as well as multimedia and computer-based learning areas.

Key Features:

  • The latest in wireless connectivity
  • Self-service library equipment
  • Computer training rooms
  • A 5 star green star environmental rating so you can study, play or meet in year round comfort

Funding Grants & Contributions:

  • $4 million allocated through the second round of the Federal Government’s Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF)
  • $1.5 million from the State Government under the Living Libraries Infrastructure Fund and the Community Support fund
  • $85,000 from Western Water under the Grant for Water Sustainable Urban Design program

Library Details:

Library Name Melton Library and Learning Hub
Organisation/ Council/ Shire Name Melton City Council Library Service
Type of Build New Building
Architect or Designer Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (FJMT)
Net Floor Area 3,500 sqm
Total Cost of Project $20 million
Principal Contractor/Builder ADCO Constructions
Energy Rating 5 Star
Carpet & Floor Finishings
Furniture & Fittings Access Furniture
Fixed/Loose Joinery
RFID Technology 3M and FE Technologies
AV Equipment Soundcorp
Awards & Recognition LGPRO 2014 Awards for Excellence in Sustainability. Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria :Sustainable Cities Awards 2014 : Environmental Sustainability : Green Stars Shine at the Melton Library & Learning Hub. Eco Buy Awards : Winner – ECO-Buy People’s Choice Awards : 2014 Excellence in Supplier Engagement in Sustainable Procurement awarded to Melton City Council Eco Buy Awards : Winner – ECO-Buy People’s Choice Awards : 2014 Excellence in buying recycled content awarded to Melton City Council Australian Timber Design Awards recognising excellence in timber design 2013 : sustainability awarded to Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (FJMT) for Melton Library and Learning Hub