Plans for a new library in Marrickville have been boosted by a $200,000 grant from the 2016/17 Public Library Infrastructure program.

The new library is to be constructed as part of the redevelopment of the Old Marrickville Hospital site, which was delivered by the former Marrickville Council led by Clr Sam Iskandar.

Member for Summer Hill, Jo Haylen, today welcomed the announcement as a significant win for the community.


Comments attributable to Jo Haylen MP, Member for Summer Hill:

“The revitalisation of the Old Hospital site is anchored by the vision of a new library and community hub.

“The former Council fought to get the balance right and this grant is a further acknowledgement that the former Council’s plan for the site is the right one.

“This grant will boost library infrastructure at the site and will ensure we have a world-class library here in Marrickville.”


Quotes attributable to Sam Iskandar, former Mayor of Marrickville

The former Council fought to ensure community services were at the heart of the re-development, and without costing the community a cent.

“This grant will help deliver. We all know libraries are central to community life and I am proud that Marrickville will have one of the best libraries in Sydney.”