Mitcham Memorial Library
Redeveloped in 2019, the Mitcham Memorial Library and surrounding Brownhill Creek works has won a series of awards, including:
- Excellence in Infrastructure Delivery, Local Government Professionals Australia SA 2020 Excellence Awards
- Excellence in the Public Realm, Urban Development Institute of Australia 2020 Awards
- Excellence in Design and/or Construction of a Public Works Environmental Enhancement Project, Institute Public Works Engineering Australasia SA 2019 Awards
Under the $6m library redevelopment, the library space has increased from 750m2 to 1,476m2 and features meeting places, quiet zones and training rooms plus dedicated children’s, youth and technology areas.
The $2.7 million Brownhill Creek project is part of the $140 million Brown Hill Keswick Creek Stormwater Plan, a joint project between five catchment councils and State Government
The upgrade includes a widening of Brownhill Creek in the Soldier’s Memorial Gardens and establishment of native species along the creek bed.
It also features a nature play space with stepping boulders and logs and landscaped areas with rock-filled baskets (gabions), footbridges and footpaths and a floodwall at George Street to mitigate potential flooding.
ARCHITECTS: DesignInc Adelaide
BUILDERS: SHAPE Australia SA