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Museum Closure Timeline

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From: Richard

Dear Invercargill City Council,

I request a time line of important events which lead to the announced closure of the Invercargill Museum...

This would include when the ICC or members of the ICC were told of its condition, and what steps were taken by the ICC to investigate options of meeting building standards (and if so, what estimate of costs were involved)

I also would like to know when the building's compliance certificates expire(d)

Yours faithfully,

Richard

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From: Michelle Sievwright
Invercargill City Council

Good afternoon Richard

Thank you for your email which has been received by this office.

Kind regards

Michelle Sievwright
Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive
Invercargill City Council
Phone 03 211 1777

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From: Clare Hadley
Invercargill City Council


Attachment 2018 April 9 In Committee Extraordinary Council Agenda.pdf
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Attachment 2018 03 27 Win Clark SMAG Assessment Report WD.PDF.pdf
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Attachment 2013 12 13 SMAG Seismic.pdf
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Good afternoon Richard

Further to your enquiry, I am able to provide the information you have requested as it related to the Invercargill City Council.

What is not often well understood is that the Southland Museum is owned by the SMAG Trust which has its own board of trustees. SMAG owns the buildings and collections. ICC provides the staff under an operating agreement.

The SMAG Trust Board obtained a seismic evaluation which is dated November 2013. The chairman of the Trust Board wrote to the then CE of ICC advising him of the assessment and the Boards proposed actions on 13 December 2013 (copy attached).

Following the implementation of the changes to the building legislation in July 2017, the Trust Board requested a peer review of the original seismic assessment.

The current chair of SMAG informally advised the newly appointed CE of ICC on Monday 26 March 2018 about the peer review and sought advice. The peer review conclusion was included in the information formally received by Council on 9 April 2018 when the decision to removed staff from the building was made (copy attached).

The Building Warrant of Fitness expires on 6 April 2019.

You have the right, by way of a complaint to the Ombudsman, to seek a review of any aspect of this reply that you are unhappy with.

Kind regards

Michelle
On behalf of Chief Executive, Clare Hadley

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From: Clare Hadley
Invercargill City Council


Attachment 2018 03 27 Win Clark Southland Museum Art Gallery Assessment Report WD....pdf
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Attachment 2018 April 9 In Committee Extraordinary Council Agenda.pdf
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Attachment 2013 12 13 SMAG Seismic.pdf
192K Download View as HTML


Good afternoon Richard

Further to your enquiry, I am able to provide the information you have requested as it related to the Invercargill City Council.

What is not often well understood is that the Southland Museum is owned by the SMAG Trust which has its own board of trustees. SMAG owns the buildings and collections. ICC provides the staff under an operating agreement.

The SMAG Trust Board obtained a seismic evaluation which is dated November 2013. The chairman of the Trust Board wrote to the then CE of ICC advising him of the assessment and the Boards proposed actions on 13 December 2013 (copy attached).

Following the implementation of the changes to the building legislation in July 2017, the Trust Board requested a peer review of the original seismic assessment.

The current chair of SMAG informally advised the newly appointed CE of ICC on Monday 26 March 2018 about the peer review and sought advice. The peer review conclusion was included in the information formally received by Council on 9 April 2018 when the decision to removed staff from the building was made (copy attached).

The Building Warrant of Fitness expires on 6 April 2019.

You have the right, by way of a complaint to the Ombudsman, to seek a review of any aspect of this reply that you are unhappy with.

Kind regards

Michelle
On behalf of Chief Executive, Clare Hadley

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