Landcom and Greenfields Celebrate $14 million library opening

27 July 2018 Back to Newsroom
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Thousands of residents will now benefit from a new 21st century library and community centre, after it was officially opened today at Oran Park Town.

Landcom Chief Executive Officer John Brogden and Greenfields Director Mark Perich joined the Minister for Planning and Housing Anthony Roberts, The Member for Camden Chris Patterson and Camden Council Mayor Lara Symkowiak to celebrate the opening at a community fun day.

Mr Brogden said the library and community resource centre was the latest facility delivered by Landcom and its project partner Greenfields Development Company as part of the Oran Park Town project.

“Many people would remember Oran Park as a racetrack, but it has undergone a dramatic transformation over the past decade into one of the fastest growing towns in Sydney,” Mr Brogden said.

“Landcom prepared a masterplan to guide delivery of Oran Park Town and Landcom is also responsible for delivering a number of major public facilities.

“The library is the latest piece of community infrastructure, with several parks already open and more to come, such as a leisure centre, skate park, parkour facility and basketball courts.

“It is great to be here today to see the library open its doors to the public after years of hard work and planning, and this facility is a fantastic example of a 21st century library.

“The library was a collaborative effort between the council, Landcom and architects Brewster Hjorth and is designed to be a fun place of knowledge and learning, and its facilities are interactive, which encourages collaboration.

“This project is a great example of what can be achieved through long-term planning, and Landcom, Greenfields Development Company, and Camden Council have worked hard together to achieve great things for this community.”

Mr Perich said the library and community resource centre was located in the heart of Oran Park Town and formed an integral part of the Civic Precinct, a unique master planned centre that included the recently opened council building, a shopping centre, commercial space and a smart work hub.

“The library is designed in zones to enable different stages of learning, and includes performance spaces, interactive screens and walls, and folding doors to open the building to outside activities,” Mr Perich said.

“The library’s interior design celebrates the town’s history as a race track, incorporating artworks made from car and motorcycle parts and grid motifs on the carpet and walls.”

The 2,500m2 multi-purpose library building also includes a community resource centre, providing of a new place for people and community groups to meet.  The facility was built by ADCO Constructions and includes sustainable items, such as a 90,000 litre rainwater tank.

It was delivered as part of a Voluntary Planning Agreement that will fund more than $200 million of essential infrastructure to ensure Oran Park Town is a cohesive and attractive community.

Oran Park Town is one of the largest master planned communities in NSW, and will provide 10,000 lots for 30,000 residents over the next 20 years.  Landcom has delivered 2,700 lots and Greenfields will deliver more than 7,000 lots.

The library opening day