The National Library of Australia has three collection storage facilities totalling 261 shelf kilometres. 176km of is in the NLA building in Parkes, ACT, with the remaining 85km in two adjacent buildings in Hume. The Library anticipates running out of storage space by 2025 and is exploring options to deliver a long-term storage solution, with 130km of off-site storage expected to be needed by 2025.
TSA is examining a range of options and will prepare a report for the Library that will provide a Strategic Assessment. The Report is a prerequisite step to undertaking and Initial Business Case following the Department of Finance’s Property Management Framework, Two Stage Capital Works Approval Process. Included in the Report is a whole of life financial analysis and which recommends one or more options that can go through a market testing exercise.