New library for Gosford

Gosford Library.

Work has begun on the new Gosford Regional Library in Donnison Street, Gosford.

Council Administrator Rik Hart was joined by Dr Gordon Reid MP Member for Robertson and North Construction & Building (North) Managing Director Matthew Cook, to ceremonially ‘turn the first sod’ and celebrate this next stage in the construction of this significant project for the Central Coast in mid-January.

Mr Hart said that with construction now commencing, we should see quite a bit of activity at the site – with the new Gosford Regional Library still on track to be formally opened in early 2025.

“The new Library will be the first of its kind for the Central Coast and will offer an iconic building in the heart of the Gosford central business district, where the community can connect, create and collaborate,” he said.

“This next step is another visible sign of the continuing growth and development of Gosford, which is evident by the number of cranes and activity going on in the CBE.

“This project will enormously contribute to Gosford, and ultimately the Central Coast, to be a first-class region for employment, education, health and tourism,” Mr Hart said.

The project is jointly funded with $7 million from the Australian Government’s Community Development Grant Program and Council’s collection of developer contributions, special levies (collected by former Gosford City Council) and Council funds restricted to this project.

The Federal Member for Robertson Dr Gordon Reid MP said the Australian Government was proud to help support the construction of the new Gosford Regional Library.

“The Australian Government understands that libraries provide a range of services and that they are important places for learning, collaboration, and for community support.

“The Federal Government is investing $7 million towards the new Gosford Regional Library, and I look forward to watching this significant development take shape over the coming months,” Dr Reid said.