New Everton Park Library

Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce the new Everton Park Library project.

Project summary

Address Everton Park Library, 561 South Pine Road, Everton Park
Ward McDowall Ward
Project outcome The project will deliver a contemporary facility which suits Brisbane’s climate, landscape and lifestyle
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Project introduction

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Brisbane City Council will deliver a new Everton Park Library that better meets the needs of the local community and the city’s growing population. The design for the new library features a contemporary facility which suits Brisbane’s climate, landscape and lifestyle. Strategically located next to the Everton Park Bowls Club, Fallon Cottage and Fallon Park, the new library will contribute to a thriving precinct that services the broader community.

Background

The Everton Park Library opened in its current location at 561 South Pine Road in 1965. The last major refurbishment was completed in 1993-94. Customer research has highlighted the need for an increased parking, improvements to accessibility, increased size, better use of space and increased connection to the outdoors.

Project timings

  • Design phase: from mid-2021
  • Early works: from late April to May 2022
  • Construction: from late 2022

Early works

Council will soon start early works to deliver the new Everton Park Library – a purpose-built facility designed to met the modern needs of the local community.

As part of these works, Council will remove:

  • Council-owned buildings at 565, 569 and 573 South Pine Road
  • vegetation around 565, 569 and 573 South Pine Road
  • two poinciana trees (Delonix regia) and an Indian siris tree (Albizia lebbek) from near the library in Fallon Park.

The limited tree removal and house demolition works will be undertaken between 6.30am-6pm, Monday to Friday. The house removals from South Pine Road will be undertaken from midnight due to traffic permit requirements.

The trees will be removed in accordance with Council policies and relevant legislative requirements and will be offset by a monetary contribution to Council.

Should Council identify asbestos at any of the building removal sites, certified asbestos contractors will be engaged to safely handle, monitor, remove and dispose of the contaminated material in accordance with the Queensland Government's Work Health and Safety Act 2011. Appropriate dust control and fencing measures will also be in place during this work. The neighbouring residents will be notified of the removal works prior to any works starting.

If you live in, or are travelling through the area, you may:

  • see contractors on site
  • notice construction vehicles around the library site and on nearby properties
  • notice increased noise, dust and vibration during works.

Three trees will be removed as part of early works for the library upgrade. Council-owned buildings at 565 and 573 South Pine Road will be removed and the house at 569 South Pine Road will be demolished.

Key features

The new Everton Park Library will include:

  • an increase in library floor space from the existing 454 m² to over 1000 m²
  • an undercover carpark, with a new vehicle access driveway off Gearside Street
  • multi-purpose spaces and meeting rooms to support a diverse range of learning, literacy and cultural programs
  • library collection spaces for information, learning and leisure needs
  • computer lounge and Wi-Fi seating to support digital inclusion through supported technology access
  • a children’s space to support early literacy development, learning through play and growing a love of reading
  • a dedicated quiet room for independent work and study, and varied seating options to support collaborative work
  • the existing library building, when demolished, will be replaced with a turfed park, and a pathway connection to Fallon Park.

View the artist impressions for the project in the slideshow below. If you'd prefer, you can view these images in the new Everton Park Library album in Flickr.

New Everton Park Library

More information will be provided to the community as this project progresses.

For more information

For more information about the new Everton Park Library project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681 (business hours)
  • phone Council on 3403 8888 (after hours)
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 19 April 2022
Topics: library

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