Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage

    Innovations Lab takes community into the future

    11/06/2018 3:40 PM
    • Innovations Lab creates a new digital hub for the community
    • $50,000 for the project was provided to the City of Stirling through the Local Projects, Local Jobs program 

    Users of the Mirrabooka Library now have an outlet for their creative juices thanks to the new Innovations Lab.


    Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman today attended the launch of the library's Innovations Lab, a new interactive public space and digital hub for the local community.


    Regardless of background and digital literacy, lab users will be encouraged to create, socialise and learn through a variety of technological tools not otherwise available.


    The project encourages the sharing and experimentation of tools and materials such as 3D printing, robotics, software and other technologies.


    A series of co-ordinated workshops, collaborative projects and events will also be presented by library staff, industry experts and volunteers as part of the project.


    The City of Stirling received $50,000 from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to develop the Innovations Lab.


    The project is part of the Local Projects, Local Jobs program, which provides funding to grassroots programs and initiatives that benefit local communities.


    Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:


    "The Innovations Lab will be a great way for users to improve their creative and technological skills.


    "Local libraries are also a hub for the community, and I am sure this project will only encourage these social ties.


    "The Local Projects, Local Jobs program has funded many initiatives that have made a big difference to our communities, and the Mirrabooka Library Innovations Lab will be no exception."


    Minister's office - 6552 5400