The real rea­son

Taupo & Turangi Weekender - - News -

Last week in the lo­cal press, two cor­re­spon­dents sub­mit­ted let­ters that seemed to in­di­cate their very mis­taken view that the Taupo¯ District Coun­cil build­ing on the lake­front was va­cated and de­mol­ished sim­ply be­cause of an as­bestos scare. To­tally in­cor­rect — the as­bestos scare was only one of sev­eral fac­tors lead­ing to a very wise de­ci­sion to move. The build­ing had roof prob­lems, up­grad­ing was re­quired for cat­a­strophic event safety, very ex­pen­sive, and the com­plex was built to ac­com­mo­date a staff much smaller than now re­quired, so the build­ing was not fit for pur­pose. So it was wisely de­cided putting money into an old build­ing was not pru­dent and new, well de­signed premises were needed. Be­fore peo­ple write to the press it is sad they do not read the in­for­ma­tion put out by the coun­cil. DON LOCKE

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