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Nanango library to be upgraded for first time in nearly 60 years

Queensland’s South Burnett Regional Council will soon be calling for tenders for the upgrade of the Nanango Library, reports the South Burnett Times.

The building, which has not been upgraded since it was built in 1960, is suffering from failing infrastructure, increasing maintenance costs and safety issues, including two electrical fires that have been caused by old wiring.

Mayor Keith Campbell said the building has also been suffering damage to its external, internal and subfloors thanks to ongoing water ingress caused by ‘multiple unstaged builds and failing internal box gutters’, as well as a malfunctioning air-conditioning unit that is more than 30 years old.

After a condition assessment report and a cost-benefit analysis, the council decided it will upgrade the building.

‘We have been aware that the Nanango Library and Administration building has been failing for some time,’ said Campbell.

‘The condition report, teamed with a cost-benefit analysis of the building’s ongoing maintenance needs have all indicated that it is time to upgrade the building. Costs involved with demolishing and rebuilding the facility were prohibitive.’

 

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