One of New South Wales' regional centres is set to receive an upgrade, with a $10 million project receiving final building approval from council.
Located in Albury's "demographic heartland", the Lavington Northpoint Tower will house the local library and customer service centre and will adjoin a completed row of shops and professional offices.
Pile driving for the six-storey building – which will also include an energy efficient green design – will begin on a site next week, as the old Betta Electrical site was cleared several months ago.
Albury city council plans to spend $370,000 on a library fit-out in addition to leasing 450 square metres of the ground floor.
According to local paper The Border Mail, the concept was originally put forward in 2008, however debate over the inclusion of the library created delays.
Albury Council director of community and recreation James Jenkins told the Fairfax publication that staff were looking forward to seeing the library built and were working on internal designs to incorporate a customer service centre into the site.
Developers are hoping construction will be completed by the end of the year.