Thousands flock to Cove Civic Centre

Read how the new library, community and enterprise centre is drawing the crowds.

This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 50 - December 2015.


City Limits here

Cove Civic Centre has become the new destination for library lovers, businesses and community groups just months after opening to the public. 

Latest figures show the $13.4 million library, community and enterprise hub has welcomed more than 46,000 visitors in the first three months following its official opening in August.

The modern library has proved a major drawcard with 57,342 items checked out, including 1466 e-books, and 770 new member registrations.

The business training suite and meeting rooms have received 186 bookings.

Sheidow Park resident Dave Gilbert said the new centre had improved access to facilities for him and his family.

“My daughters Charley and Lilly are really into their reading so we visit the library at least once a fortnight and they check out a lot of e-books as well as printed books,” Mr Gilbert said.

“I work as a business development manager and have found reference books for work.

“I’m looking into using the centre’s business facilities, including meeting rooms and training suite.”   

The Cove Civic Centre contains a modern library with 35,000 books, e-books, CDs, and DVDs, nine meeting rooms, a community hall for up to 200 people, high-speed wif-fi and an enterprise cente.

Using Ragamuffin Drive safely

The section of Ragamuffin Drive around the Cove Civic Centre is a shared space that can be used by cyclists, pedestrians and drivers.

This is the first shared space of its type in South Australia and is a concept that has been embraced in many other cities around the world.

The shared space begins at Ramrod Avenue and extends to the start of street parking in front of the Hallett Cove Lutheran Church.

Drivers and cyclists are advised to slow their speed and pedestrians need to be conscious of vehicles using the space.

  • Find out more about Cove Civic Centre and view an educational video about using Ragamuffin Drive.  





City Limits Magazine

The City Limits Magazine is a community publication that keeps Marion residents in touch with what is happening in their community. It includes information about major projects, council initiatives and events, as well as profiles of community members.

It is published three times a year and distributed to 40,000 residents and businesses in the Marion Council area.