Corroded bandstand to be assessed
The beloved John Clark Memorial Bandstand in Denmark has been deemed structurally unsafe for public use after recent inspection.
The heritage-listed bandstand was built in 1964 and underwent structural works to its foundation and corrugated iron roof in 2014.
However, the bandstand stage and main roof beams have been corroded because of the increased water level from the Denmark River that has often flooded the stage.
The Shire of Denmark said it were hiring an engineer to further asses the condition of the bandstand and anticipated a report to be completed by the end of the month.
Chief executive Bill Parker said the Shire was committed to preserving places of historical value in town and would maintain and renew its assets more regularly.
“Based upon the information that we have been collecting over the past two years, we now have a far better idea of the condition all Shire-owned assets are in, including building assets,” he said.
“Council has made the decision to invest in asset renewal to ensure that assets are replaced or refurbished at regular intervals.”
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