Before and after photographs of the new Mount Morgan Library and the restoration to the historical School of Arts Building.
Before and after photographs of the new Mount Morgan Library and the restoration to the historical School of Arts Building. Supplied

Mt Morgan CBD gets facelift

MOUNT Morgan’s main street is about to get a facelift.

Yesterday a meeting was held with council and community members to discuss a new project that will revitalise the CBD and make it a community precinct.

It was announced that a $1.3 million library and community centre will be built in Morgan Street, next to the historical School of Arts building.

The modern library and community centre will have a small exhibition room, amenities and auditorium; with construction set to start in 2011, subject to federal government approvals.

Rockhampton Regional Council strategic manager for asset services, Steve Waller said the funding had been stretched to the limits for a small, modest building made out of sensible materials.

“It will be a modern, fresh building that will shadow on the heritage listed School of Arts Building,” he said.

The School of Arts building will also get a $540,000 Federal funded refurbishment.

Mr Waller said he expected the funding proposal to be approved by the end of February with work to begin in May.

“We need a couple of months to finalise the design and documents,” he said.

Councillor Sandra O’Brien said the projects were long over due and Mount Morgan residents were pleased something was happening in the community.

“It will be the hub of the town,” she said.

The Maseking Bell will also be restored and relocated to the area.



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