Previous plans for a public library at Warnervale appear to have been shelved, based on a Central Coast Council staff report response to a question from Clr Kyle MacGregor.
A library at Warnervale was part of the Warnervale Town Centre plan with community services and infrastructure to support the massive residential development already well underway in the area.
On April 23, Clr MacGregor asked: “Are there any existing plans for a public library at Warnervale or in the surrounding suburbs on the agenda for the current term of this Council, and can Council provide detail on any historical or future commitments and progress that has been made in regards to a public library by either the former Wyong Council or Central Coast Council.
“The Draft Warnervale District Contributions Plan 2018 identifies community facilities, including a Warnervale Smart Hub which would include a Library and technology centre,” the staff response said.
“The Library Strategic Plan 2015-2020 developed by Wyong Council, also identified an opportunity for Council to develop a new library as part of a learning and knowledge hub within the proposed Wyong Education and Business Precinct at Warnervale.
“It was envisaged that a beneficial collaborative partnership between Wyong Library Service and the education sector, particularly Hunter TAFE, University of Newcastle, the proposed new University at Warnervale and local schools, could be developed in the future.
“A full Library Service review will need to be undertaken to determine the current needs of the community and development plans for the region and specific suburbs, particularly Warnervale, before any determination can be made.”
Agenda item 6.4, Jun 12
Central Coast Council ordinary meeting