PREVIEW: Newcastle Library project 72 per cent complete

Newcastle Library project
Work on the Newcastle Library continues.

Work on the Newcastle Library project is 72 per cent complete.

Yet opposition councillors have called into question so-called slow progress of the facility.

According to DA councillor, Bertie Meiring, the library may only open in June.

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He claimed the contractor had abandoned work on-site numerous times.

This led to fruitless discussion between relevant parties, and ultimately resulted in damages in December.

“During December 2017, the progress was 60 per cent instead of 76 per cent. A catch-up plan was requested during that month but was never submitted.”

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In his State of the Town Address (SOTA), Mayor, Makhosini Nkosi confirmed the project was 72 per cent complete, and acknowledged the challenges experienced.

However, he said it was how one finished that counted.

For the full story on the Newcastle Library project, read this week’s Newcastle Advertiser.

The latest edition is on shelves from Thursday morning onward.

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For the full story, make sure to get the next edition of the Newcastle Advertiser.

 

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Bruce Douglas
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