Storm dam­age works

Re­pairs to Jim Thomp­son Pavil­ion to cost more than $180,000

The Daily Examiner - - NEWS - CAITLAN CHARLES caitlan.charles@dai­lyex­am­

RE­PAIR works at the Maclean Show­ground are mov­ing quickly with coun­cil vot­ing on a builder to re­pair the Jim Thomp­son Pavil­ion that was dam­aged in a Jan­uary storm.

Clarence Val­ley Coun­cil will award in the sum of $180,495 to An­drew Tom Builder for a quote they pro­vided on Fe­bru­ary 2.

They awarded the con­tract un­der spe­cial pro­vi­sions in the Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Act that al­low coun­cil to skip the ten­der process when a sig­nif­i­cant de­lay re­sulted in ad­di­tional works be­ing in­curred; and the ex­pec­ta­tion of the com­mu­nity that fa­cil­i­ties be re­placed in a timely mat­ter.

Coun­cil­lors voted to al­low gen­eral man­ager Ash­ley Lind­say to ap­prove vari­a­tions of up to 15% of the con­tract sum.

Coun­cil also voted to de­mol­ish the lower level toi­let block and have it re­placed with a pre-fab­ri­cated struc­ture. Any un­claimed in­sur­ance funds for the toi­let will be used on other re­pair works for the Maclean Show­ground.

There are a num­ber of build­ings that need to be re­paired, with coun­cil con­trac­tors hav­ing un­der­taken some re­pairs to en­sure sev­eral build­ings still ser­vice­able to the com­mu­nity can be used.

The coun­cil busi­ness pa­pers stated the progress and res­o­lu­tion with coun­cil’s in­surer has been slow, and two as­ses­sors have been al­lo­cated since the storm and they are cur­rently wait­ing for ad­vice from the in­surer’s en­gi­neer with re­gard to the vi­a­bil­ity of some build­ings. Work com­pleted so far:

● Re­pair and/or re­place­ment of ex­ter­nal and in­ter­nal fenc­ing.

● Re­pair to the roof of the tea rooms build­ing.

● Re­pair to up­per toi­let block.

● Roof and gut­ter re­pair on the kiosk. Work and a con­trac­tor has re­cently been au­tho­rised by coun­cil’s in­surer for the grand­stand roof.

Photo: Con­trib­uted

RE­PAIRS ON THE WAY: The Maclean Show­ground Jim Thomp­son Pavil­ion was dam­aged by a storm in Jan­uary that ripped off the roof and moved the build­ing on it’s foun­da­tion.

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