Interim library planned for Lakelands


The City of Mandurah will consider an interim library and community centre in the new Lakelands shopping centre.
The City of Mandurah will consider an interim library and community centre in the new Lakelands shopping centre.

A LIBRARY and community centre may be a feature of the new shopping centre development at Lakelands until permanent facilities are built.

There are plans for a community centre and library to service the Mandurah North District in the Lakelands Town Centre. The project is expected to cost more than $9 million and should be built between 2018 and 2020.

City of Mandurah councillors are expected to consider an interim library and community centre in the shopping centre at Tuesday night’s meeting. The temporary library would be outside a major retail shop and near an entry point.

An interim library has been proposed to meet the needs of the growing community in the next few years.

The population of the Mandurah North District (Madora Bay, Lakelands and Meadow Springs) is the fastest growing locality in Mandurah. The population is about 14,679 and is expected to grow exponentially to 26,877 by 2036.

The shopping centre is due for completion in mid-2017.