Town of Victoria Park Library (WA)

Project: Library review and Strategic Plan

Project Components and Outcomes:

  • Operational Review and Recommendations report
  • Community engagement – direct consultations and survey
  • Staff and Council Officer consultations and survey
  • Infrastructure review – capacity of current building, including current and future needs
  • Development of a Library Operational Strategy
Town of Victoria Park Library

Edward River – Deniliquin Library (NSW)

Project: Service Review and Library Strategy

Project Components and Outcomes:

  • Organisational Review and report, including infrastructure (branch and location analysis)
  • Staff and community survey
  • Development of a future scenario statement to inform future service planning, including the library’s future service delivery model
  • Transition planning i.e. moving from one model to the new model
  • Development of a Library Service Delivery Model and Strategy

Mareeba Shire Library (QLD)

Project: Library Efficiencies Review Progress Follow Up

Project Components and Outcomes:

  • Efficiencies Review Update – Progress to date evaluation with staff and management. Follow up included a staff workshop to discuss progress to date i.e. what had been achieved, what has yet to be achieved and any issues / learnings arising. Development of a progress analysis report.
  • Mareeba Branch Relocation Investigation and Report – new site for the Mareeba Branch investigation and review. Development of an advisory report on the proposed new site

Blue Mountains Library Service (NSW)

Project: Library Review, Infrastructure review and Strategy

Project Components and Outcomes:

  • Building Assessments – comprehensive review of all library branches, including condition and location; preparation of individual branch reports; recommendations report
  • Library Review – comprehensive review of services / operations. This included staff consultations (direct and survey) and comparative analysis using Australian public library standards
  • Service Delivery Model – review of current model and development of a new service delivery model for planning purposes and to maximise service delivery to communities across the Blue Mountains
  • Strategic Plan and Implementation Plan – based on the outcome of the review and proposed service delivery model
Katoomba Library, Blue Mountains

Campbelltown City Library (NSW)

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Project: Strategic Review

Project Description: A comprehensive review of the library’s service delivery model, including branch infrastructure

Project Outcomes: A report and recommendations regarding the current and future service delivery models for the library service, including:

  • Comparative review against NSW Public Library Standards
  • Proposed service delivery model and options
  • New facility concept plan
  • Facility planning (current branch infrastructure)
  • Planning considerations and options e.g. shared services
  • Library marketing

Bathurst City Library (NSW)

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Project: Library Building for the Future

Project Description: RHCS undertook a comprehensive review and audit of the current Bathurst City Library. The audit utilised the RHCS library building audit tool based on the standards and principles of People places: A guide for public library buildings in NSW.

 Project Outcomes:

  • Full building condition report, with reference to current library and building standards
  • A library futures report containing recommendations for the redevelopment and refurbishment of the current building
  • A site plan with layout options and recommendations

Clarence Valley Library Service (NSW)

Library Service Infrastructure Review

A comprehensive review of all library branch infrastructures against all current library and building standards; Occupational Health & Safety standards etc – the project outcomes included a comprehensive infrastructure report and individual report by branch i.e.:

    • Production of building condition reports for each branch with recommendations
    • Production of branch building area data sheets based on current standards i.e. service based floor space calculations and associated requirements (these can be used by Architects as a design brief)
    • Infrastructure Report incorporating the findings and recommendations of the building condition reports, service based requirements and recommendations

Clarence Valley Council has since recommended the building of a new central library (Grafton Branch)