Melton Library and Learning Hub

  • project value: $20 million
  • completion date: June 2013         
  • builder: ADCO Constructions
  • architect: FJMT

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The innovative hub consists of approximately 3500 square metres over two levels and is located at 31 McKenzie St, Melton. The building:

  • houses the library’s collection
  • provides lifelong learning and community activity with flexible spaces to cater for large and small groups
  • offers children’s programs and Maternal and Child Health services
  • uses the latest in wireless connectivity and well equipped computer training rooms.

It  features sustainable design and energy efficiency:

  • a 5 Star Green Star accreditation from the Green Building Council of Australia
  • sustainable building materials and energy efficient design to minimise heating and cooling costs
  • it uses 52% less electricity
  • 60% less gas
  • 82% less water than with standard building practices
  • and produces 45% less in greenhouse gas emissions.

The facility minimises environmental impact through:

  • reduced light spillage
  • filtered storm water discharge
  • minimal noise pollution
  • no ozone depleting insulation
  • collection and reuse of rainwater (for toilets and watering the garden)
  • plantings of indigenous, drought tolerant species to enhance the external aspects of the building.  


  • $4 million allocated through the second round of the Federal Government’s Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF)
  • $1.5 million from the State Government under the Living Libraries Infrastructure Fund and the Community Support fund
  • $85,000 from Western Water under the Grant for Water Sustainable Urban Design program


  • 77 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) jobs during construction and 15 ongoing FTE jobs
  • the training and business incubator helps to up-skill the community and provides opportunities for economic diversification.


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Updated: 23 November 2015

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