The competition invites local and international architects to develop the Library and Plaza which has a budget of $25 million and $15 million, respectively. More than a library, the design should create a community and cultural hub that will support the functions of a community service centre, community meeting rooms, commercial kitchen and an arts and crafts space. Lord Mayor Clover Moore points out that the designs should pay special attention to safety, seating, climate and circulation. It is also important to consider the future plans of Green Square, to ensure that the hub works within the plans and future integration of the library and plaza among the many other facilities and functions of the area. Over the next ten years, the area will be developed with the library and plaza as the community center at its heart along with a town center, which will be a hub for commercial and retail activity; a range of community facilities in existing unused buildings; a range of parks to promote healthy activities and fitness; and sustainable infrastructure through a range of transportation options and measures for water conservation and reclamation as well as low carbon initiatives in public spaces.