We are Aussie Strength. The ultimate supplier for Commercial Gym Equipment that's built to deliver in the toughest environments. From USA-Built hardcore weight training equipment from Arsenal…read more
New event spaces open at State Library of Victoria
The State Library of Victoria is now taking bookings for events as it completes an $88 million Vision 2020 redevelopment.
As part of the extensive redevelopment of the spaces, the Library will position itself as an ‘Events Hub’ in the centre of the CBD, offering 11 venues to be utilised for a variety of purposes including state-of-the-art conferencing events spaces, heritage reading rooms, and a world-class gallery.
One of the signature spaces is The Ian Potter Queen’s Hall which has been closed to the public since 1993. A reading room by day, at night, the venue will transform into one of the grandest event spaces in Melbourne, following a facelift that will return the space back to its original grandeur, revealing the heritage paintwork and reinstating the skylight.
The Conversation Quarter include will include a state-of-the-art audio-visual installation, connecting through to the Village Roadshow Theatrette and five break rooms, positioning the Library as a new boutique conference destination in the heart of the CBD.
The first of the new spaces opened last September, with the re-opening of the Russell Street entrance, and the unveiling of the Isabella Fraser Room, the first purpose-built event space to open in the CBD since Myer Mural Hall in 2010.
Commenting on the new space, State Library of Victoria acting Chief Executive, Sarah Slade stated “the Vision 2020 redevelopment project will transform State Library Victoria, Australia’s oldest and busiest public library and one of Victoria’s most important cultural institutions.
“This ambitious program will ensure that the Library continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of our vibrant, diverse community, both in Melbourne and in regional Victoria, today and into the future.”
Showtime Event Group has been appointed as the event partner and exclusive caterer for the venue.
Showtime Head of Business Development, Troy Stasinowsky noted “we’ve had an exciting start to the Library partnership.
“In October this year we transformed the Redmond Barry Reading Room for the Australian Premiere of ‘Come From Away’, the first time the venue has hosted the event.
“The Library also hosted Nigella Week for MasterChef Australia, and we have some exciting events in the pipeline, including a series of industry events, boutique product exhibitions, and several business events.”
Images: The Ian Potter Queen’s Hall (top) and the Conversation Quarter (below) at the State LIbrary of Victoria.
14th April 2019 - City of Moonee Valley puts a gym in the Avondale Heights Library
9th April 2019 - New initiative to promote Australian cultural attractions
7th February 2019 - TEG entertainment fills Melbourne Park venues
3rd September 2018 - NZICC to host World Library and Information Congress in 2020
3rd April 2017 - Designs revealed for State Library of Victoria renovation
19th April 2016 - Victorian Government announces $115 million in new arts funding
23rd November 2015 - Geelong Library and Heritage Centre opening a manifestation of the knowledge economy
30th April 2015 - $83.1 million to transform State Library of Victoria into cultural hub
7th February 2012 - Victorian Government commits $3.4 million in funding for living libraries
6th August 2011 - Campaign for more funding for libraries
21st May 2008 - Australian Libraries in Focus
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Myzone is the industry’s leading wearable technology solution. Myzone’s wearable products show and reward effort when you work out. It displays accurate real-time heart rate, calories, and…read more
Hydrocare Pool Services Pty Ltd offer 25 years of experience in aquatic industry features, products and water treatment. Hydrocare Pools has undertaken water treatment for aquatic centres and…read more
Leisure Concepts brings the world’s leading fitness equipment brands to Australasia - these include True Fitness, Atlantis Strength, Merrithew (Stott Pilates), Intenza Fitness,…read more
SGL is an innovative and progressive lifestyle, leisure and community consulting practice, operated by Phillip Gray and active since 1988. SGL has undertaken an extensive range of sport,…read more
TJS Services is a leading national facility services provider. We deliver quality cleaning, maintenance, construction and facility management services to over 1,500 sites Australia wide. Our…read more
Quayclean are a national cleaning and waste services partner with proven results in the understanding and delivery of cleaning needs and challenges faced by facilities including; major venues and…read more
SICO is at the forefront in innovative mobile folding and rolling, space efficient tables, stages, dance floors and many other products which help our customers optimise their use of space. Image…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!