Work to replace the roof of the Fremantle Arts Centre is underway, City of Fremantle Council has announced.
The Council, which is managing and funding the replacement project, says the work is a major undertaking and represents the final stage of a long-term project to refurbish, repair and protect one of Fremantle’s best-loved heritage buildings.
Work on the project begins today and is expected to take around 12 weeks to complete. In addition to replacing the Centre’s roof, specialist contractors will be removing asbestos cladding, Council said in a statement.
“As part of the stringent compliance codes regarding asbestos removal in WA, a Worksafe representative dedicated to asbestos removal and disposal attended site to review the Safety Management Plan. There were no concerns raised by contractors regarding noncompliance,” it said.
Council says it has engaged experienced and specialist contractors to carry out the work to the highest possible standards and is following the advice received with regard to operation of the site.