West Wimmera Shire Council has initiated an investigation into damage to the Kaniva Hall.
The Kaniva Hall has suffered structural damage to the south-west corner where the later addition to the original hall is subsiding and breaking away from the main section.
Council has begun investigating the reasons for the break-away to identify the underlying factors causing the damage so that appropriate repairs can be planned.
Council closed access to the damaged section of the building following an assessment by a structural engineer for obvious safety reasons. Access to upstairs and the old Shire Offices in the south-west corner will be strictly prohibited until further notice.
The Kaniva Hall is still available for public functions, but with conditions. Prior to organising any functions, please contact Council as early as possible to discuss these conditions and ensure you do not advertise an event that you later decide you would prefer at a different location.
Council will determine adjustments to the current Capital Works Program once a full report on the damage is prepared, with the likelihood that some other projects will be deferred in order to repair the Kaniva Hall.
The Kaniva Hall is a great architectural example of Kaniva's early history and an important landmark for the township.
If you have any queries, contact Robyn Evans | General Manager Infrastructure Development and Works | 03 5585 9900