Library funding rises

REGIONAL Victorian libraries, including Mildura’s, will receive a 2.5 per cent boost in operating funding. 

Mildura Library will receive $401,416, an increase of $9791, which forms part of a $44.7 million Victorian Government commitment to support public libraries across the state. 

The announcement follows inquiry findings into operational challenges of Victoria’s rural and regional councils, which highlighted the negative effect population-based funding formulas have on councils. 

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