Build­ing to be de­mol­ished

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

A for­mer Stawell ma­ter­nal and child health cen­tre is set for de­mo­li­tion in the com­ing months as part of North­ern Grampians Shire Coun­cil’s land and build­ing ra­tio­nal­i­sa­tion pol­icy.

The site will be­come a new open space in the heart of the town.

An in­fra­struc­ture depart­ment as­sess­ment of the build­ing found it struc­turally un­sound, with the is­sue com­pounded by the pres­ence of as­bestos.

Mayor Tony Driscoll said the de­mo­li­tion would lessen the fi­nan­cial bur­den of main­tain­ing a build­ing not suitable for pub­lic use.

“This coun­cil is com­mit­ted to sav­ing our ratepay­ers money where pos­si­ble, and by no longer pay­ing the costs as­so­ci­ated with main­tain­ing this build­ing, we will be de­liv­er­ing con­sid­er­able sav­ings to the com­mu­nity,” he said.

“The ad­di­tion of fur­ther park­land and open space will also pro­vide a boost to the al­ready out­stand­ing aes­thetic appeal of the Stawell town cen­tre.”

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