25 Oct 2023

Wellington councillors sign off on ballooning town hall repair bill

From Checkpoint, 5:17 pm on 25 October 2023

Wellington councillors have agreed to pour more money into repairing the town hall to pay the refurbishment bill of $330 million.

The 120-year-old Town Hall has been closed since 2013, after being deemed earthquake-prone in 2009.

Costs for quake strengthening and refurbishment have ballooned since, and costs for stopping the work and demolishing the building were not much cheaper.

Jemima Huston reports.