Plan to name new library after Julia Gillard

Julia Gillard. Picture: Nic Walker & Louie Douvis/ AFR

Wyndham council wants to name its newest library after Australia’s first female prime minister.

The Julia Gillard Library Tarneit has been given in-principle approval by the council, which is also calling on residents to have their say before the end of the month.

Wyndham community development director Kelly Grigsby said the name was chosen to honour Ms Gillard, who, as Australia’s first female prime minister, held the federal seat of Lalor, which takes in Wyndham.

Ms Grigsby said the naming also acknowledged Ms Gillard’s ongoing work in education.

The library is under construction and expected to open in December, when it will form part of the existing Tarneit Community Centre along Sunset View Boulevard.

Ms Grigsby said the council expected to vote on the naming at its September meeting, depending on how quickly it can process responses from the community.

If approved, the name will be formally lodged with the Registrar from the Office of Geographic Naming, prior to it coming into effect.

Residents have until August 29 to respond to the name plan.

They are asked to fill in an online feedback form, to call 9742 0818 or email