Bega Town Hall gutted, given asbestos all clear

THE gutting of the former Bega Town Hall is almost complete as work continues apace on the new Bega Civic Centre.

Project manager Andrew Stewart confirmed most of the internal structure has been removed, including materials containing asbestos. 

“The demolition, which I think may be the most difficult part of the process, has gone very well,” he said.

“The asbestos has been removed correctly and we’ve had the air testing specialist in and gotten the all clear.

“All the other materials are being removed and sent for recycling, like the wood and all the metal from all the ducting.”

Mr Stewart said he’s pleased with the way the project is progressing.

The Civic Centre is a two-storey building that will feature an auditorium seating 500 people, stage area and dressing rooms, commercial kitchen, meeting rooms, large foyer areas on both floors and council chamber.

Hines Construction was awarded the tender for the $5.5million centre, which will incorporate the existing Bega town hall structure. 

Construction is expected to be completed by Easter 2015.

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