Proposed expansion of the Mulgrave Library

Consultation closing on 13 March 2020

Mulgrave Library external view

Council is considering expanding Mulgrave Library to meet its growing needs and provide opportunities for people in the local community to meet and connect. The library is located in the Wellington Reserve Community Centre, Mackie Road Mulgrave.

This proposal will not involve any change to the overall size of the current building but looks at other ways to expand and improve the service of this highly valued local library.

Council will apply for funding via the State Government's Living Libraries Infrastructure Program to support the library expansion.

Refurbishment of the library is expected to start in early 2021 and be completed by the end of June 2021.

Your feedback will inform our designs for the proposed expanded library space.

Have your say

All survey responses will be considered in the design process.

Online survey

The survey will be open until Friday 13 March 2020.

Chinese translation

Information and survey:

扩大Mulgrave 图书馆的提案 (pdf, 278KB)

Contact us

For more information, call Janet Salvatore, Acting Manager Libraries, on 9518 3039 or email


We asked Wellington Reserve Community Centre visitors, library users and Mulgrave residents for their suggestions about the Mulgrave Library and its facilities in 2018 (as part of the Mulgrave Library Feasibility Study).

The most important to you were:

  • the intimate feel of the library
  • a good collection
  • opportunities to connect and meet up with other people
  • safe, welcoming and comfortable places for reading and study
  • access to the internet and support for computer use
  • community programs that promote and facilitate reading, digital literacy and cultural engagement
  • additional opening hours

We have already funded longer opening hours and additional programs including storytimes in Chinese (from February 2020).

Key documents

The key documents that inform the proposed expansion are:

Mulgrave Library Feasibility Study April 2018 (pdf, 666KB)

Notice of Motion: Mulgrave Library Feasibility Study Outcomes (Council Meeting 31 July 2018 - item 6.3)

Report: Mulgrave Library extended hours trial (Council Meeting 29 October 2019 - item 2.1)


Wellington Reserve Community, 36-42 Mackie Road, Mulgrave 3170 View Map

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