The future of Wellington’s earthquake-risk central library will be decided today at a city council meeting.
But Wellington’s central library has also been deemed a risk to life: An earthquake assessment in March last year raised concerns about its safety in the event of a significant earthquake.
Since then, it’s been closed, and the path to re-opening has not been simple, with different possibilities abound.
Wellington Mayor Andy Foster said: “This isn’t a simple job. There’s a lot of design work and obviously a lot of construction work any piece of building work that’s $150, $160, $170 million [needs], so it’s not a simple thing.
“But I think it’s really, really important we can set a stake in the ground and say this is the option we’re choosing.”