May 25, 2022

Australia: State Library Victoria Reopens After Five-Year, $88 Million Redevelopment

Note: $88 Million Australia = approx. $60.18 Million/USD.


Victoria’s State Library has reopened its doors following a five-year, $88 million redevelopment.

The 163-year-old landmark opens on Thursday with 40 per cent more public space, 70 per cent more seating and restored heritage spaces including its original reading room, Queen’s Hall.


Creative Industries Minister Martin Foley said the library is one of the most-visited in the world, welcoming two million people a year.

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The Quiet Achiever: State Library’s Lost Landmark Is Hidden No More (via The Age)
Includes VR tour and many photos.

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