About the Festival
We are building a new Cultural Centre...
We are embarking on the largest project in more then a decade to create the civic and cultural heart of the City of Melville and we want your involvement in shaping this outcome. Merge Festival is a deconstruction of the future facility and the experiences and opportunities that are possible in the future centre.
There are two main ways you can get involved in the conversation on the day:
1. We want you to test, trial and immerse yourself in these experiences and tell us what you thought by completing the online survey.
The survey will be available on the day by connecting to the free event WIFI as well as our Creative Conversations team on the ground asking you to complete the short survey on the spot.
2. Send a Postcard from the future
Visit one of the two Library and Cultural Centre stalls and send a postcard from the future telling the City how exciting the City Centre is, what it looks like, why you are here and what activities and programming you participated in. Tell the City what you want to be doing in your new Library and Cultural Centre.
"We want everyone to be inspired to dream of what is possible in your new facility and public space."
About the new Cultural Centre Facility
The anchor of this project is the development of the new Library and Cultural Centre. The vision is to create a place where people can connect, learn, enjoy and celebrate their identity…an opportunity to bring Arts, Culture, History and Literature together for the community.
The facility will house the following core services:
For more information about the new Library and Cultural Centre concept please see our vision document.
Civic Square Library in its current form will close in late June 2018 and the new Library and Cultural Centre is anticipated to open in early 2021.