John Mant (Aqua) room, Green Square Library

Aqua coloured meeting room with white chairs and tables and a TV screen.
Team meeting in Aqua room

A small room available for students and library members only. Individual or group use. Up to 2 hours a day. Free.

Capacity

Capacity

12 people

Size

Size

4m x 5m

Used for

Used for

Availability

  • Monday to Friday

    10am to 5:30pm

  • Saturday and Sunday

    10am to 3:30pm

  • Public holidays

    Closed

Guidelines for use

Available on a first-come, first-served basis for up to 2 hours a day. Students must show a valid student ID card. Library members must show their library card. Speak to one of our friendly library team members at the branch. Bookings can’t be made in advance.

What’s provided

  • Tables and chairs included

    2 tables and 6 chairs.

  • Audiovisual equipment included

    65” LCD screen with HDMI and VGA input.

  • Computers not included

    Hirer must bring a laptop for presentations.

  • Catering not included

    Hirer must bring any catering and catering equipment required.

Accessibility

  • Onsite mobility parking included

    2

  • Mobility parking within 300m included

  • Level access entrance included

  • Entry door type included

    Automatic:

    • Main entrance has automatic sliding doors, 1020mm wide.

John Mant OA, City of Sydney Councillor 2012 to 2016

John Mant was born in 1936 and raised in Sydney. He studied arts and law at the University of Sydney, and then gained a Diploma in Town and Country Planning.

As one of Australia’s leading experts on planning systems and local government, his expertise spanned the fields of planning law, housing policy, development control, organisation design and development, place management, and urban management.

Mant was also adviser to Labor Minister Tom Uren and acting commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). He co-wrote the Local Government Act 1993 and was personal private secretary to Prime Minister Gough Whitlam during his tenure. He was an early advocate for place management and was an adjunct professor of planning at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

In urban management, Mant showed how the structure of organisations affects their outcomes and he restructured many organisations along these lines.

Mant died in 2021, leaving behind a legacy of streamlined local government legislation in NSW. He helped remove barriers to flexible governance, which influenced the reform of local government in other Australian states.

Also available to hire at Green Square Library