Cutting the ribbon at the St George Library Hub

The new development in the main street of St George, called ‘The Hub’ is now complete! St Hilliers handed the project over to the Balonne Shire Region and the locals couldn’t wipe the smiles off their faces.

‘The Hub’ is a library facility incorporating multiple book displays, play spaces, interactive hubs including table-sized computers, the marker-space innovation lab with a 3D printer, reading and computer rooms, meeting rooms and outdoor spaces.

“Our library is more than just a library,” said Balonne Mayor Samantha O’Toole, before the complex was opened by Maranoa MP David Littleproud. “It’s obviously a contemporary library and is where they’re heading into the future. I think the library we built reflects that, with all the technology and access to different things that kids require now. It’s more than just books.”

Samantha said more than 600 people have been through the building since its soft opening. “We’ve had some really positive feedback. It’s amazing for a rural community to have access to a facility such as this. It’s not just something you see in Toowoomba or the big smoke.”

Despite the wet weather and floods, COVID-19 restrictions and the sharp increase in the cost of materials, St Hilliers still managed to complete the project on time. This was the result of a huge (and much appreciated!) effort from our team and subcontractors on the ground.

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Client | Balonne Shire Council

Location | St George, QLD

Architect | Fulton Trotter

Man-hours worked | 6000

Traditional Landowners | Mandandanji People
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To read the full article click here: Hub reflects the ebb and flow of the information age – South West Newspaper Co

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