Major Civic Centre roof repair work finished by end of year

05 September 2019

The final part of NPDC’s project to repair the Civic Centre’s roof in central New Plymouth is on schedule to be completed by the end of the year.

Work started on the South Wing towards the end of 2018 and was expanded into a second project to include the rest of the roof when it was found that was in urgent need of a fix as well.  It’s the first major roofing project on the Liardet Street building since it was completed in the early 1990s and much of the investment will be offset by the $500,000 NPDC gets in commercial rents each year.

Chief Financial Officer Joy Buckingham says the work is part of $5.6 million allocated to renewing the Civic Centre which was approved in the 2018-2028 10-Year Plan.

“We’d like to thank the public for their patience while we carried out these repairs on these two major projects which are funded from existing budgets,” says Ms Buckingham.

“As is standard with any project for a 30 year old building, the scope was uncertain and once we started work on the South Wing, we were able to investigate other parts including the Atrium roof and the Chamber roof. All these areas needed work so it made sense to get on with the necessary maintenance projects while the scaffolding was on site.  

"To further maximise use of the scaffolding, we also decided to give the building its first ever repaint. The roof repairs will cost $2.6 million while the paint job (including its share of the scaffolding) is costing $500,000. All of this funding comes from existing budgets."
Civic Centre roof