West Library and the City’s Geelong West Customer Service Centre is scheduled
to re-open in time for the start of the school holidays.
The City took
the precautionary measure of temporarily closing the Pakington Street building last
Thursday, to address a contained, moderate growth of mould.
testing by an independent specialist found that the mould was restricted to a
small area, under the carpet, near a window in the west end of the library.
found no other areas of the building had been affected.
Testing in multiple
other locations – in the air and on surfaces – returned low, normal and safe
readings for mould.
The City has
begun the necessary repairs to the building.
certificate, confirming that the building is fit for occupancy, will be gained
before the City re-opens it on Monday 23 September.
found that the moderate mould was likely the result of stormwater flooding.
A storm gate,
which will be operated when strong rains are forecast, will help avoid further incidences
of minor flooding.
Ahead of the
re-opening, the community can attend one of the City’s six other Customer
Service Centres, such as 100 Brougham Street, Geelong or 163 High Street,