Council waiting to receive quotes

Underpinning in the men's toilets has deteriorated to the point that trees outside can be seen through the cracks in the walls.
Underpinning in the men's toilets has deteriorated to the point that trees outside can be seen through the cracks in the walls.

Wakefield Regional Council has received an engineer’s report ahead of earmarked repairs to the Brinkworth Memorial Hall toilets.

The men’s room toilets require renovations to restore the underpinning, which has gradually begun to deteriorate to the point that trees outside the hall can be seen through the cracks in the walls.

In the ladies room, the ceiling also needs work.

Brinkworth Memorial Hall Committee members first approached the Wakefield Regional Council around six months ago in regards to these repairs.

The engineers report submitted to council has an estimated cost of the repairs, which is around $80,000 excluding goods and services tax, depending on which option is selected.

The committee had concerns that the wall would be a safety hazard with a risk of collapsing, however council assured them that this would not occur.

Late in September, community and development services manager Chris Parish visited the Memorial Hall and identified that the hot water service in the bar area of the supper room needed replacing due to leakage, as well as the hot water service in the kitchen.

Council informed the committee that it would start repair work on the underpinning in the men’s room and the ceilings in the women’s room toilets soon.

As of November, these works have not commenced.

During questions with notice at the October 25 Wakefield Regional Council meeting, Mayor Rodney Reid answered questions relating to the toilet repairs.

Mr Reid said that work would begin once quotes had been received, which is expected to be towards the end of this year.​