Malabar Library and Community Hall Due for Upgrades

Plans are underway to redevelop the Malabar Library and Community Hall on Anzac Parade with a design that will reveal its original 1950s brickwork.

The Council announced that the revitalised facility will also include new features like a lift for accessibility, kitchen facilities for community use, improved and accessible toilets, as well as a new entry foyer. 

The redevelopment will cost $1.4 million but Council has yet to unveil the full plans for public consultations. When the plans reach the community consultation stage, please give your feedback through the official site. 

Nonetheless, locals may also send an email to for their input whilst the consultations are still being scheduled.  

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Whilst the Malabar Library and Community Hall is a small space, it boasts of a collection of 12,000 items, free Wi-Fi, four computers and photocopying, scanning and printing facilities. The venue has an outdoor seating area with shade as well.

Beside the library, locals use the Malabar Memorial Hall for various purposes, including fitness classes, birthday parties, and club meetings.

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The Malabar Library and Community Hall operate under the Randwick Library Service which receives strong support from the local community. In the 1990s, when the Malabar Library was proposed for closure, the community took action to save the venue.

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Today, the library is thriving and still providing its valuable service. The internal spaces were last enhanced and renovated in 2011.