2008 Public Consultation Process
In order to ensure that the development of the building program be an open and transparent process it was essential that as many people be involved as possible. The public engagement process included three ways in which public consultation was sought and given:
- Focus groups of various stakeholders, e.g. business, cultural and educational organizations, etc.
- Public meetings
- Public surveys available in print and on the Library’s website
- Graffiti Wall
The three-phase public consultation process was an iterative one, encouraging several rounds of participation in meetings held in February, April and June, 2008.
Phase One - February, 2008
The first phase of the consultation process was based on meeting with a broad cross section of stakeholders who were invited to attend a series of sessions over a three-day period in early February, concluding with a public meeting on the evening of February 6, 2008 at the Lord Nelson Hotel. Read more…
Phase Two - April, 2008
Phase Two was the result of feedback and information gathered during the first phase of the project. Read more…
Phase Three - June, 2008
The final public meeting was held on the evening of June 2, 2008 where Rob Marshall and Susan Kent presented the complete building program and space requirements for the proposed Central Library. Read more…