20 - 21 August, 2018 | Bayview Eden, Melbourne, VIC

Jan Pocock


Head of Library/ Teacher Librarian
Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School


11:00 AM Capitalising on Redevelopment Opportunities to Increase Community Engagement

Renovations and refurbishments are a huge budgetary and time cost for libraries. As such, when the opportunity for a library to change its look or spaces comes along, it is imperative that the right choices are made regarding layout and décor in order to make the most of the investment cost. Carrying out a class-leading change of space and look can completely refresh the appeal of a library, whereas a renovation which is misaligned with usage trends and client wants can lead to a large sum of wasted money. This session will examine Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School’s recent library redevelopment project, first examining how they achieved a complete redesign on a relatively small budget, then discussing the ways which this redesign has boosted engagement from both students and the wider community.

  • Effectively planning spatial redesign to match community needs
  • Prioritising your budget for library renovations
  • Comparing the cost to value of refurbishment versus renovation


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