Shellharbour City Stadium reopening delayed for extra works

Shellharbour City Stadium.ShellharbourCity Council had delayed the reopening of Shellharbour City Stadium to allow for additional works to the building’s upgrade.

The stadium has been undergoing a complete roof replacement since June this year and was due to reopen on September 30.

It will now remain closed until November 1. However a council spokeswoman said allowances would be made in the program of works to accommodate two regional and international competitions scheduled for next month.

Regular competitions due to begin in October have been postponed until November.

Problems with the stadium’s old leaky roof dated back more than a decade, with the council losing hundreds of thousands of dollars through lost revenue, temporary solutions and failed legal action against the architects and project managers who constructed the stadium.

In November 2013 a Facebook page titled ‘‘Fix Shellharbour Stadium’s Leaking Roof’’ was set up after the indoor stadium had been closed for 55 days in the previous two years due to wet weather. Within days the page had attracted more than 600 ‘‘likes’’. In April this year the council unanimously accepted a tender worth $1.168 million to replace the roof.

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