Ross Waugh blogs about the Timaru Library and how they successfully managed to cut short the 30-week planned repairs, renovations and upgrades to 8 weeks.
The Timaru Library building, which was constructed in 1977, needed repair and renovation. In 2019, the Timaru District Council allocated $1.8 Million for the refurbishment and rehabilitation of the library.
Among the projects that were undertaken were:
- waterproofing of the roof;
- new insulation;
- new ceiling;
- new carpets;
- new paintwork;
- new heating; and
- energy-efficient lighting.
In July 2020, Mayor Nigel Bowen led the re-opening of the Timaru Library, with former Timaru City Mayor Ray Bennett, who opened the library in 1979.
How did the Timaru District Council together with the Timaru Library management facilitate all these repairs successfully in a shorter period than projected?
How did they deal with the possible disruption of library services?
Watch Ross’s video blog to learn more and know how the management took advantage of the opportunity the COVID-19 shut-downs provided.
Yes, it reflects the Carpe Diem strategy that Ross shared in his previous blog post.
Congratulations to the Timaru District Council and the Timaru Library management for this successful effort.
Inframanage.com would like to acknowledge and thank Adele Hewlett, Timaru District Council Libraries Manager for her permission to make this video in the library.
Watch the video blog now!