The City of Casey will remain with the Casey Cardinia Library (CCL) service and support them in becoming a sector-leading library service as required under the Local Government Act 2020.
In October last year, both the City of Casey and Cardinia Shire Councils jointly announced that the CCL Corporation will be dissolved at the end of 2022 and both Councils would seek a new service provider.
Throughout 2022, both Councils participated in a joint expression of interest (EOI) process to assess what public library service providers were available in the market.
The City of Casey also invited community members to contribute to the new library service’s vision and provide feedback on how the service could look in the future.
After an extensive assessment and community consultation, Council identified that CCL is best placed to continue being the community’s library service provider.
As a result, Casey, with the support of Cardinia and the CCL Board, will continue with CCL as the Community’s library provider and will support CCL in becoming a compliant entity under the new Local Government Act 2020
The Local Government Act 2020 requires the current regional library model to be changed in the coming decade with library services delivered to the community managed through an alternative legal entity governance model.
City of Casey Chair of Administrators Noelene Duff PSM said Council is pleased to be remaining with the CCL, who have for many years delivered an exemplary library service to our community.
“Council is committed to providing a high-quality library service for our community and from our market testing process, CCL is best placed to provide this service,” said Ms Duff.
“While the transition will mean some changes behind the scenes, we would like to reassure the community that there is no intention to reduce our library services, but rather improve and enhance our much-loved and valued library services into the future. We will ensure Casey’s library services continue to meet the needs of the community.”
Cardinia Shire with the support of CCL board, has selected Myli - My Community Library Ltd to be their new library service provider. Planning for their transition has commenced and Cardinia libraries will join Myli on 1 December 2022.
Existing CCL members will be able to use their current library cards to borrow books at both CCL and Myli branches.