Cladding a cry­ing shame

The Cairns Post - - VIEWS -

IN­TER­EST­ING to see the new Cairns Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre has a “cry­ing room”.

A won­der­ful idea for par­ents with ba­bies and tod­dlers, who can still hear and watch per­for­mances with­out dis­rupt­ing oth­ers.

More in­ter­est­ing will be the Mayor’s ex­pla­na­tion in the near fu­ture with re­gard to safety prob­lems with the cladding used on the CPAC. Will he blame the ar­chi­tects, coun­cil of­fi­cers or State gov­ern­ment reg­u­la­tions? Let’s hope he blames no one.

What he re­ally needs to do is ex­plain who signed off on the sus­pect cladding and how much it will cost to fix. The tragedy in Lon­don hap­pened in June 2017.

There have been two CRC bud­gets since then and nu­mer­ous meet­ings in re­la­tion to the build­ing.

There are three things needed here. A safe build­ing, clear ex­pla­na­tions of how much to fix the prob­lem and with­out the blame game. Steve Brech, Edge Hill

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