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13 January 2022

Fast-growing Armstrong Creek will soon get a new library and community hub thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for South Barwon Darren Cheeseman announced today that Greater Geelong City Council will receive $1.5 million from the Victorian Government’s Living Libraries Infrastructure Program.

Funding of $1.5 million will help deliver a state-of-the-art Library and Community Hub in Armstrong Creek, which will be the first piece of community infrastructure for the Armstrong Creek town centre. This new facility will ensure that residents in this fast-growing community have access to services and technology.

Mr Cheeseman has been running a petition advocating for this funding over the last month, which has so far collected hundreds of signatures.

The Living Libraries Infrastructure Program enables councils to deliver new or renewed library infrastructure to strengthen communities and encourage lifelong learning.

Since 2015 the Andrews Labor Government has invested more than $42.6 million into 109 Living Libraries projects, allowing a total investment of $297.2 million for new libraries, upgrades to existing facilities and library vans.

For more information on Living Libraries and this year’s successful applications visit

To find out more about the projects helping communities and businesses thrive in your local area, visit

Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane

“We’re making huge investments in libraries across the state through the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program to ensure Victorians have access to the resources they need in their own backyards.”

Quotes attributable to Member for South Barwon Darren Cheeseman

“I was proud to advocate for this project through my community petition, which attracted hundreds of signatures from the Armstrong Creek area. Thank you to everyone who put their name to support the Library.”

“It’s great to see the Victorian Government supporting the exciting Armstrong Creek Library and Community Hub project with this investment – it’s going to be an incredible asset for this growing community.”