Over the coming year, Bracken Ridge residents will witness an exciting transformation of one of their community hubs, with Council soon commencing construction on a brand new Bracken Ridge library.
The Bracken Ridge Library has been a place for local residents to read, work and play for more than 30 years and is now visited by more than 100,000 people every year.
In 2016, the Lord Mayor promised to bring new life to seven of our city’s libraries as part of a $17.7 million four-year investment and the new Bracken Ridge Library is part of our plan to create more to see and do right across the city.
Libraries are no longer just places to read or borrow books, they have become integral to our smart-thinking, easy-living, New World City, providing opportunities for learning, recreational reading and cultural activities.
Once completed, the city’s newest library in Bracken Ridge will overlook Ferguson Park and, at 1000 square metres, will be double the size of the current library with state-of-the-art borrowing technology, free wi-fi, a vibrant children’s library, dedicated quiet room, a coffee cart and two meeting rooms with secure after-hours access which will be used for our world-class library programs or for community meetings.
The new building will also feature an undercover car park, lift and ramp access to ensure it is accessible for people of all ages and abilities, and will soon become the new home of the Bracken Ridge Ward Office.
The current Bracken Ridge Library will remain open until the new facility is completed next year, and will then be transformed into a vibrant new green space, for residents to enjoy Brisbane’s beautiful outdoor lifestyle.