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Hurstville City Council to revitalise Library and Museum

Posted 19 February 2009 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Vince Badalati today announced an exciting new revitalisation of St George Regional Museum, Hurstville City Library, and Penshurst Branch Library.

Mayor Badalati said the Museum and Library branches will be re-branded under the name ‘Hurstville City Library, Museum and Gallery, and staff from each organisation will work together to deliver improved services to the community from April.

“The shift in the way many companies and organisations now operate - delivering a number of different services and products - has been proven to result in greater efficiencies and higher standards,” he said.

“We see a lot of potential for new synergies between our Museum and Library branches, which will enhance our capacity to serve the community.”

Mayor Badalati said inclusion of the word ‘Gallery in the new name acknowledges that Council regularly develops and displays exhibitions in the Museum and Hurstville Library buildings.

“In line with the changes, a new logo and website will be launched to jointly represent the Hurstville City Library, Museum and Gallery,” he said.

“Councils new approach to delivering library, museum and gallery services is expected to provide tangible benefits across the board, from childrens activities right through to seniors programs.

“It will allow staff to share information, technology and expertise and direct their energies in the most efficient manner.”

Mayor Badalati said the merging of services would also enable the Hurstville City Library, Museum and Gallery to apply for an additional range of grants.

“Ultimately, its about providing consistent, positive and unique experiences for everyone in the community,” he said.

“We want to continue to set our benchmarks high and not only meet but exceed expectations.”