Budget protects and enhances our great lifestyle

Budget protects and enhances our great lifestyle

Protecting and enhancing our great lifestyle to ensure Sunshine Coast continues to be one of the best places to live is at the heart of the council’s 2016/17 $717 million budget.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said $19 million would be spent on libraries this financial year, including $13 million for library hubs, $1.4 million for library resources and $1.5 million for education and literacy programs.

Another $300,000 will go towards a staged renovation at Coolum Library and a further $200,000 to refurbish Caloundra Library as part of an ongoing library refurbishment program.

“Libraries offer a diverse range of activities, events and learning opportunities for everyone from toddlers to seniors,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“The online eLibrary will continue to grow giving people access to free online resources such as eBooks, music, movies and audiobooks.

Our libraries continue to grow in popularity, with 4680 people visiting one of Sunshine Coast Council’s eight branches and two mobile libraries every day.

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