The Edward "Weary" Dunlop Learning Centre is the cornerstone for the Civic Precinct Revitalisation project.
The new Learning Centre provides a modern and welcoming library and community resource centre. It will promote literacy across all ages and assist people seeking to engage with the community and improve their skills for the workforce.
Existing programs such as the Mother Goose story time for babies and young Mums and a range of other activities will all benefit from a modern library.
The project itself will deliver a direct contribution to the regional economy of $4.5million and create 30 jobs.
The Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop Learning Centre will exemplify Sir Edward's values. Preferring sport at school, his pathway to learning commenced later in life. Famous for his defence of those not capable of work, his hallmark was not leaving anyone behind.
"I have a conviction that it's only when you are put at full stretch that you can realise your full potential." - Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop