Feilding Library Redevelopment 2021

Thank you for your interest

The Manawatū District Council collected feedback on the Feilding Library Redevelopment between 7 April and 8 May 2021. The consultation period has now closed.

Please read below to see the information provided during the consultation period.

We want to hear what you think about the ideas we have for modernising, extending and carrying out earthquake strengthening of the Feilding Library.

Ko te ātea a Rōiho rāua ko Rōake, ko te mātauranga me te pūkenga tangata

(Education and innovation are seeded on the courtyard of logic and creativity)

“A public library today is a focal point, a centre for the whole community and its visitors, a meeting place, a site for education, a source of inspiration and innovation, a connection to the wider world, a democratic place for sharing knowledge, experience and opinion.”

Kat Cuttriss, Chair of Public Libraries of New Zealand, Public Libraries of New Zealand Strategic Framework 2020-2025

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When and why did the Feilding Library Redevelopment project start?

Initiated in 2017, plans are now being developed to modernise, extend and carry out seismic strengthening to the existing Feilding Library Building, to ensure the building meets the needs of the community now and in the future.

Manawatu District Council originally budgeted the redevelopment for the 2020/21 financial year. The project was delayed due to further site and feasibility analysis requested by Council and the impact of COVID-19 on the availability of staff to progress the project (key project staff also held responsibilities during the emergency response which took priority). The budget of the library redevelopment has been carried forward and spread across the first two years of the 2021-31 10 Year Plan (2021/22 – 2022/23).

Before the redevelopment proceeds, Council is undertaking consultation with the community on the concepts. This is your opportunity to view the plans and share your thoughts before Tuesday 8 June.