Labor promises new library in Piara Waters, Harrisdale if elected

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PIARA Waters and Harrisdale residents could soon have their very own library.

On April 11 Burt MHR Matt Keogh and Jandakot MLA Yaz Mubarakai joined Regional Services, Territories and Local Government opposition spokesperson Stephen Jones at Piara Waters Pavilion to announce a commitment of $2.5m for a public library in the area if Labor wins next month’s Federal election.

If built, it will be the fourth library in the City of Armadale.

Armadale mayor Henry Zelones said it could possibly be located near the Stockland Harrisdale Shopping Centre.

“A library in our growth areas has been in the City’s future plans for several years, and will accommodate a wide range of library and community based programs and activities to serve the growing population of the City,” he said.

“The community in Harrisdale have been asking us for a library and we are excited to be planning to deliver this to our community.

“We want children to experience the joy of sharing books and stories with their parents so that they build the early literacy skills they need to become good readers.”