KANIVA is one step closer to a new community hub after the project’s concrete slab was poured.
West Wimmera Shire received $495,000 from the state government for the project at the Kaniva Recreation Reserve.
The project includes a new building to replace the existing football clubrooms, along with a large function room, meeting room and commercial kitchen.
Project manager Bernie Maddern said the old clubrooms were demolished on October 10.
“This process was expected to take about two weeks but it took much less time than first estimated,” he said.
“The contractor employed the help of an expert asbestos removal crew to ensure the safe extraction of any dangerous material present in the old building.
“Site preparation was then completed where a large amount of limestone was required to fill the site to the required level for the concrete slab.”
Mr Maddern said the concrete slab was poured on December 1, which was a milestone for the project.
“The next stage in the project is the installation of the structural steel, which should be completed by early January,” he said.
“Once this is in place the building will really start to take shape.”
Mr Maddern said there had been some last minute changes to the project to ensure the building was as perfect as it could be.
He said the changes now meant the project was slightly behind schedule.
“Every effort is being made to ensure it gets back on schedule quickly,” he said.
Mr Maddern expects the hub will be finished in May.
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