Wellington’s Central Library will close indefinitely after the city council received engineering advice about significant quake vulnerabilities.
The closure was effective from 8.30pm Tuesday, with no date set for its reopening. The carpark underneath the library would also close, as well as Clark’s Cafe and Citizens Advice Bureau which operate inside the complex.
Wellington Mayor Justin Lester said the library was “the living room of the city” and it was a very difficult decision.
This is a massive blow. I hope the Council give priority to making the library safer and getting it re-opened.
That should be the much higher priority than spending $150 million on the Town Hall.