Community behind call for new library (Media release)

More than 1000 people have joined Moreland City Council in calling on the State Government to ‘Give Glenroy a Go’ and fund the Wheatsheaf Community Hub.

Glenroy local and Family Day Care worker Sureka Heeraluge is one of those getting behind the campaign.

Sureka and the children she cares for spend a lot of time at learning and socialising at Glenroy Library.

“We come for Rhyme Time, but there are just so many people here. We’re squashed and need a bigger library,” said Sureka.

Moreland Mayor John Kavanagh said the Wheatsheaf Community Hub was Council’s top priority for Glenroy’s growing, diverse community.

“Glenroy is growing rapidly and our services are at breaking point,” said Mayor Kavanagh.

In addition to a new library, the Wheatsheaf Community Hub plans include a new park with community garden and play spaces, childcare and kindergarten, maternal and child health, and community health and lifelong education services.

Cr Kavanagh said Council is seeking $6 million in funding commitments from both the State and Federal Governments to build the $24.5 million Wheatsheaf Community Hub.

Member for Wills, Peter Khalil, recently reconfirmed his commitment of $6 million on behalf of the Labor Party if it wins the next Federal election, and Council is calling on the State Government to do the same.

“The City of Moreland is providing the land and millions of dollars, but we can’t do it alone. It’s time to give Glenroy a go and fund the Wheatsheaf Community Hub,” he said.

Let Premier Daniel Andrews know to ‘Give Glenroy a Go’ by signing the petition.

21 June 2018