CONSTRUCTION of the new Boya Community Centre is months ahead of schedule and due to open early in 2017.
Deputy Shire President Patrick Bertola said several Councillors recently toured the facility on Scott Street.
"Boya Community Centre is one of the Shire's current major capital works projects and we are excited to see the project steaming ahead," he said.
"The $7.4million project includes Boya Oval works and state-of-the-art building housing the current Katharine Susannah Prichard Library and a modern community hall to replace Boya and Greenmount halls."
Badge Constructions was awarded the tender for the contract in early October 2015 and building construction started in January this year.
"The building works were originally due to be complete in March 2017, however the completion date is now set for November this year," Cr Bertola said.
"The building is due to open to the public early in 2017 following an internal fitout of the new library which will be named Boya Library.
"Councillors commented that the new hall spaces are bright and airy and the library will more than triple in size and include great new facilities such as meeting rooms and a lounge."
Arrangements are being made to transport the much loved stained glass window to the new library. The current library and hall in Greenmount will remain in operation until the new spaces are ready.
Works on Boya Oval are currently underway and include new flood lighting, water irrigation tank and extended playing surface.
For information contact Manager Libraries and Community Engagement Kaye Abel on 9290 6681 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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