|Goal||4. A sustainable destination that embraces and participates in the arts, sports and events and recreational activities.|
|Strategic Purpose||To co-locate a modern and innovative library facility with the Pinnacles Art Gallery and outside amenities including free public swimming pools.|
|Status||Construction commenced mid-June|
Work is continuing on the construction of a new state-of-the-art library at the Riverway community precinct, which will replace the Thuringowa Library. The move encompasses an overhaul of the current Riverway Arts Centre, creating a future focused, mixed-use facility designed around the needs of the community that catalyses new industries, provides safe 24-hour community facilities and a space for local businesses to operate and innovate.
The relocation will co-locate a modern and innovative library facility with outside amenities including free public swimming pools, a 'creative hub' supporting physical fabrication and digital production (audio, music and video podcasting), experimentation, collaboration and knowledge sharing, 24-hour community facilities, programs and services for young people, parenting room, business lounge and 24-hour meeting rooms to support the growing remote workforce.
Along with the library, Council is also refurbishing the Ecoactive Centre near the children's playground.
The multi-million-dollar project will be funded across two financial years and once complete, will further establish the Riverway precinct’s reputation as Townsville’s premier community space.
The new library is expected to be completed in early 2023, weather and conditions permitting.
Pinnacles Gallery, located within Riverway Arts Centre, will be closed during construction.
- 30/09/2022 - Riverway lagoon closes for Riverway Library upgrades
- 13/05/2022 - Works set to begin on new addition to Riverway community precinct
- 31/12/2021 - Tender opens for new library at Riverway
- 23/06/2021 - Boost for libraries in 2021-22 budget
- 28/06/2021 - Community consultation on the new Riverway Library open now
- 06/08/2021 - Residents have their say on new Riverway Library