Civic centre cost blowout

COMPLEX CONSTRUCTION: Unforeseen complexities during the construction of elaborate scaffolding has pushed the Civic Centre refurbishment $70,000 over budget.

COMPLEX alterations to an elaborate scaffolding system at Mount Gambier’s Civic Centre have pushed an external renovation joint project between Mount Gambier City Council and Country Arts SA $70,000 over budget.

The unforeseen changes have caused timing delays of approximately eight weeks, with flow on consequences for bookings at the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

A 5pc contingency of $54,695 included in the original tender price of $1.148m has been fully expended, with additional costs


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