Zillmere Library refurbishment

Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce works to refurbish Zillmere Library are now complete.

Project summary

This table provides summary information about the Zillmere Library Refurbishment including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.
AddressZillmere Library, Corner of Jennings Street and Zillmere Road, Zillmere
WardDeagon Ward
Project outcomesThe project will deliver a fit-for-purpose facility that meets the modern needs of the local community.
Latest updateConstruction complete


Zillmere Library has been operating from its current location at the corner of Jennings Street and Zillmere Road since 1971. While the library has been well maintained through regular maintenance and minor improvements, the last refurbishment was undertaken in 2007-2008. The new refurbishment plan has been developed using staff and customer feedback.

Project details

Works on the Zillmere Library began in February 2023 and have now been completed.

The refurbishment included:

  • a new entrance
  • a vibrant new children’s area
  • a dedicated young adult area
  • upgraded public toilet amenities
  • improved seating for study and reading
  • updates to internal finishes including new carpet, furniture and feature lighting
  • improved external landscaping.

Artist impressions

View the artist impressions for the new Zillmere Library.

Bush tucker feature garden

To further enhance the library refurbishment, a bush tucker garden has been established within the library’s external precinct to provide a cultural and learning focal point for the library and local community.

Respected community and cultural heritage advisors for the local area were engaged in consultation for the design of this garden.

Local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander horticulturalists/specialists and working groups were also be engaged to develop the garden with Indigenous plants and trees known in the area for their use and suitability to thrive in the surrounding garden of the Zillmere Library.

This separate project received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through the State Library of Queensland.

More information

If you would like to find out more about the project, you can:

  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (after hours)
  • phone the Zillmere Library team on 07 3403 1455.
Last updated: 21 August 2023

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