Centre was more work than expected
Repair work to restore the Ettalong Senior Citizens Centre to a habitable and functional state is "more extensive than initially anticipated", according to a Gosford Council report.
The report stated that the building will reopen to the public in September however the date may need to be revised according to the timing of rectification works.
The presence of asbestos was discovered in the air conditioning unit of both Gosford and Ettalong seniors centres in February this year.
Since that time the asbestos has been completely removed from both centres and the scope of works to repair the buildings has been assessed by council's Contract Management Unit.
"The works required to restore the centres to a habitable and functional state is more extensive than initially anticipated," the report stated.
"Both centres require repair or replacement of the air conditioning units, lighting and ceiling panels.
"In addition to this some sections of the roof at the Ettalong site will need replacing prior to the new ceiling being installed."
According to the report, quotes have been obtained for the work required at both centres on the air conditioning units, lighting and ceiling panels.
It is anticipated that the total cost for the repairs of both centres will be more than $460,000 which will be covered through council's Property Development Reserve.
Centre activities for both centres will continue to take place at temporary venues including the Peninsula Community Centre, Gosford Town Centre Shopping Centre and the Central Coast Youth Club at Niagara Park.
For further information, contact council on 4325 8222.
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