Stanthorpe Civic Centre is expected to reopen in March.
Stanthorpe Civic Centre is expected to reopen in March. Contributed

Civic Centre works 'full steam ahead'

WORKS on the Stanthorpe Civic Centre are expected to be complete in March.

Southern Downs Regional Council's manager for community services and major projects Michael Bell said slower progress in recent weeks was largely due to construction firms and suppliers closing down over the holiday period.

"This is not an unusual or unexpected occurrence and is one that generally happens at this time of year,” Mr Bell said.

"However, with the extent of the damage being greater than initially anticipated, this has caused a few headaches, as the program has had to be adjusted to take into consideration the sourcing of specialised stage materials, air conditioning equipment and the reconfiguration of some elements of the design.”

Mr Bell said contractors were back on site and work on reopening the facility was "full steam ahead”.

He said the revised completion schedule should see the facility reopened in early March.

He said the council appreciated the community's patience throughout the works, following the Civic Centre's devastating fire in March last year.

Anyone with questions about the works can contact the council's Community Contact Centre on 1300 MY SDRC (1300 697 372).

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