ACT government ‘has no plans to close libraries’ despite inquiry

(20 October 2018) City Services Minister Chris Steel says a new inquiry into the future of ACT public libraries is not about cost-cutting or closing libraries. But some may be relocated.

“The inquiry is about seeking the community’s views about what they want from their library service, improving community access to services and planning for the future,” he said.

Mr Steel also maintains current libraries are safe, despite some public submissions to the Legislative Assembly inquiry raising rumours about certain libraries such as Belconnen or Dickson being on the chopping block.

The minister scotched those rumours, but did raise the possibility of some libraries relocating.

The Canberra Times has the full story by Megan Doherty.