Buller District Council

Media Release- Parts of Carnegie Library identified as earthquake prone

13th June, 2018

Buller District Council has received a draft seismic assessment report for the Carnegie Library building in Lyndhurst Street.

This report has identified that parts of the Carnegie Library are earthquake prone, in particular the front wall of the building, which has been found to have a structural integrity of 10%.

In order to keep the community safe the decision has been made to fence the front of the Carnegie Library. This will mean that the carparks directly in front of the building will be unavailable for use. The footpath will be redirected around the outside of the fence.

The Carnegie Library was built in 1904, and opened as the Carnegie Free Public Library on 24 December of the same year. Currently the building is unoccupied.

 

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