October 23, 2020

The first ever library and community space in Hunters Hill – The YARN – was officially opened today (23 October 2020) with public programs to begin from November.

Hunter’s Hill Council is delivering a range of activities from story time to village talks, and a click and collect library service in partnership with Lane Cove Council.

The YARN, located at 64 Gladesville Road in the arcade next to Hunters Hill Hotel, will be made available for hire and as an open house for business people or students to work.

Waste and sustainability education will be on offer including aspects of a circular economy pilot project the Council is delivering in partnership with the University of NSW’s (UNSW) Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) Centre as part of NSW Circular, a State Government innovation network.

Supported by local sporting groups and schools, the Council collected old uniforms, which at the UNSW microfactory, were turned in to tiles fitted to an island bench in The YARN.

The Council utilised the creative services of Hunters Hill-based Being Agency to create The YARN branding.

Representatives from the Council and partner organisations attended today’s launch.

Mayor Ross Williams said The YARN was a place of outstanding innovation for the whole community to enjoy.

“Our area has a very long and proud history of engaging with our community and I think this is a classic example of us moving forward with our community,” he said.

Lane Cove Mayor Pam Palmer said The YARN was a versatile and welcoming space and a wonderful location for providing library programs.

The agreement between the councils created an opportunity to increase the value and quality of services in both communities, she said.

SMaRT@UNSW Director Professor Veena Sahajwalla said The YARN showed what could be done with waste resources.

“How we can actually use waste materials in a community space like this that shows to local community members that we are really smart in terms of developing new science and technologies,” she said.

Being Agency Principal and Founder Kerry Neethling also attended The YARN opening.

“As a business owner that lives locally, this means the world to us as an agency working on brands that have a profound impact out there in the community,” she said.

For information on The YARN, program bookings and details on how to sign up for library membership go to:

MEDIA CONTACT: Jacqui Jones, Communications Officer. Phone: (02) 9879 9400




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