A troublesome redevelopment of Colac’s Winifred Nance kindergarten has hit another snag, and Colac Otway Shire Council might not finish the build until next year.
The council said it had received “further expert advice on the extent of asbestos” at the kindergarten and had stopped work at the site, except for asbestos removal.
Council infrastructure and leisure services general manager Tony McGann said the council would seek quotes for additional works before continuing with the project.
“Asbestos is a common building product in older buildings and our priority is to fix this building and allay any concerns of the families
and staff, now and in the future,” he said.
“Unforeseen structural, electrical, drainage and asbestos issues have delayed the project and we are in the process of confirming new costings before moving on with the project.
See today’s Colac Herald for more.