Wulanda Recreation Hub delayed

City of Mount Gambier Councillors Frank Morello, Sonya Mezinec, Paul Jenner and Mayor Lynette Martin toured the Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre development site in recent weeks. They are standing at the side of the building closest to O’Halloran Terrace.

THE opening of the Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre has been delayed.

City Council general manager city infrastructure Barbara Cernovskis said that despite the delays, the $57.3m centre will stay within budget, and council was currently working on an updated estimated timeframe for the project.

“Council understands the community is eager to know when the facility will be operational, however we need to be sure of any future dates before we announce a revised opening timeframe,” Ms Cernovskis said.

She said the delays were due to the pandemic creating sourcing issues and workforce shortages yet confirmed construction was continuing and progressing well at present.

“We have a live contract with BADGE Constructions and can confirm that the project currently is progressing within budget and in order to continue seeking best value for the community Council needs to maintain its commercial position during a live contract,” Ms Cernovskis said.

Ms Cernovskis confirmed there had also been no further changes to the plans of the centre.

The Wulanda Centre costings includes the recently installed $1.3m timber beams imported from Germany in June last year and solar panels.