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To: The Hon. Shelley Hancock MP, NSW Minister for Local Government

Save The Entrance Library and Council Services

Save The Entrance Library and Council Services

Overturn the decision announced by the Administrator (Mr Dick Persson) of Central Coast Council to close The Entrance Library and Council Services.

Why is this important?

The Library is a community literacy service, a meeting place, a technology hub and a support to education. 

The Library also provides Council Services on site: payment for rates water and sewerage services; animal registrations; internet and computer access for those who don’t have such luxury at home; viewing of Council plans and policies; lodging a general inquiry to Council; and book clubs, knitting groups and mindfulness groups.

Please sign and share this petition! The Entrance community deserves a Library and Council Services venue.

You can also show your support of The Entrance library by making sure you pop in and borrow the twenty items permitted, or making a Council request using the Council Services.

The Entrance NSW 2261, Australia

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Updates

2021-05-07 11:24:43 +1000

The closure of The Entrance library branch will instigate an extension to our existing outreach
program which will see the mobile library set up at The Entrance on every Thursday at
approximately 1pm. This will provide all community members with access to library books,
magazines and other resources in our library collection. It will also attract visitors to the town
centre for the benefit of local businesses.
The Council Customer Service point will be available at the Visitor Information Centre (VIC) on
Thursdays and Fridays and Council staff are also investigating the possibility of relocating two
public access PC’s to the VIC to service the community of The Entrance.
An alternate library branch is conveniently located at Bateau Bay Square, less than 5 km’s for
those in the community who wish to visit a branch Monday – Friday.

2021-04-29 21:22:26 +1000

1,000 signatures reached

2021-04-29 15:41:52 +1000

The Entrance library staff have received an email informing them that the library will close on Friday 25 June.
At least 1300 community members oppose this action. Express your dissatisfaction:
Write to The Hon. Shelley Hancock MP, NSW Minister for Local Government, GPO Box 5341, SYDNEY NSW 2001 and phone (02) 8574 5400 and email [email protected]
This date coincides with the end of the eight week community consultation period about the sale of council assets. The library site is one of the assets set to be sold.
Whether the real estate is sold or not the community deserves a full time physical library located at The Entrance. A mobile library will not have the range of literature or the technology services a permanent library provides. We only have eight weeks to overturn this decision- act NOW. I have tried to meet with the Minister but have been informed that her diary is booked out for the entire year. Make her take notice of our community.

2021-04-27 10:29:23 +1000

With paper based signatures this petition has close to 1300 supporters. I hope The Hon. Shelley Hancock MP, NSW Minister for Local Government listens to the community.

2021-04-14 20:04:03 +1000

Over 950 signatures now. Please join The Entrance Library and borrow.

2021-04-11 06:02:48 +1000

Over 700 signatures now includes paper based signatures. Join the library

2021-04-10 11:27:24 +1000

Over 600 signatures now. If you don't belong to The Entrance Library join now. There are lots of electronic resources and books available for your Kindle, or do as I prefer borrow a real book.

2021-04-10 06:15:50 +1000

500 signatures reached

2021-04-09 17:20:26 +1000

Over 500 signatures now. Keep the momentum going. The Entrance community deserves a library and Council office.

2021-04-09 13:19:32 +1000

Over 400 signatures now. Thanks for the support.

2021-04-09 11:46:53 +1000

Over 300 signatures collected now. Please borrow from The Entrance Library or ask a question via their Council Service. With community help this decision can be reversed.

2021-04-06 19:43:24 +1000

100 signatures reached

2021-04-01 19:54:57 +1100

50 signatures reached

2021-04-01 14:44:11 +1100

25 signatures reached

2021-04-01 11:22:04 +1100

10 signatures reached