The Finley Library will be introducing visiting businesses and consultants to the now vacant meeting rooms in the building.
The space at the rear of the library that was formerly occupied by the Early Intervention Service and Kurrajong will be vacant as of April and presently without a proposed tenant for the future.
Berrigan Shire Council has approved the proposal in principle and will work with the Finley Chamber to formalise arrangements.
This will mean signing a licenced agreement with the Finley Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture and to permit shared use of the kitchen, toilets and meeting room for a period of two years, rent free.
According to the proposal the Finley work space will provide professional and technical remote-workers, microbusinesses, home-based businesses and consultants with access to serviced office facilities. Access that is equitable to and enjoyed by our
urban based counterparts".
Council general manager Rowan Perkins said proving access to the technology and work space is a step in right direction.
“The area that will be used can allow people working from home who may not have the facilities, to use the meeting rooms for client visits,” he said.
“It will also serve the use of farmers and residents out on rural properties the chance who might not have the best internet connection, access to reliable facilities.”
The facilities will be accessible to members of the Finley Chamber or will be able to pay a small casual users fee.
“At the current time, the work space will be accessible at any time despite the shortened library hours,” Mr Perkins said.