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Brisbane City Council proposes retailer-funded library

Brisbane City Council has announced plans for a new community library to be funded through an agreement with a major retailer occupying the same site.

The Brisbane Times reports that the agreement, which was negotiated by the City of Brisbane Investment Corporation (CBIC), is believed to be with a national supermarket chain.

The library will be located at the former Wynnum Central State School site, which was purchased by the Brisbane City Council two years ago.

‘This is an outcome where we would provide a library free of charge to the citizens of Brisbane by placing a retailer at ground level,’ said Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk. ‘This has been the work of CBIC and this is the deal they have come up with.’

The proposed library will be three times the size of Wynnum’s current library, at 2000 square metres. Quirk said the retailer would occupy about 3000 square metres of floor space.


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