The Central West Forest Submissions

Keep a lookout in your neighbourhood for some colourful Street Libraries popping up around Wyndham!

As part of Werribee River Association’s Sustainability Streets program, we have collaborated with the local community to build and install 10 street libraries around Wyndham. On Saturday August 13th we held a workshop at the Wyndham Park Community Shed where we got together to build and paint the libraries. The attendees will now install these in front of their homes or kindergartens for the wider community to enjoy.

The idea with a street library is that you can take any books that you like the look of, and leave some that you are done with for others to enjoy. Find your local street library on this growing list:

  • Latham Street, Werribee
  • Karobran Kindergarten, Hoppers Crossing
  • Little Oak Early Learning Centre, 52-54 Shaws Road Werribee
  • Bovard Ave, Point Cook
  • Tower Road, Werribee
  • Prospect Drive, Tarniet

Sustainability Streets is a program that fosters resilient communities, connected to their local environment. As part of the program we are developing a number of initiatives that promote a culture of sharing, swapping, reusing and repairing.

Not only does this mean we buy less, often resulting in less waste ending up in our rivers and oceans, but it can also help neighbours get to know each other. This goes a long way in combatting loneliness, building safety in the community, and fostering a sense of belonging to and care for the local environment.

We also want everyone to have equal access to the wonderful world of books, which can take us on fantastic adventures and teach us so much about the world!

This program has been generously supported by Wyndham City Council, with donations from Bunnings Werribee and The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation. The Street Libraries were designed by Street Libraries Australia.