The Boulder Town Hall will be closed until further notice, following significant rain damage from recent weather causing flooding in the hall after it was damaged during the 18 November 2017 storm event.
The damage to the Boulder Town Hall is more significant than original assessments indicate, and the wet weather has exacerbated this.
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker said the cumulative damage meant that the building was currently unsafe, and the City was working with engineers to determine the best course of action.
“During the November storm, some roof panels and the entire skylight were blown off the town hall,” he said.
“It has since become evident that the wind lifted and compromised the entire roof structure, which means that the building is unsafe, and is leaking significantly in the current wet weather.
“I can confirm that the historic Goatcher Curtain is safe and undamaged, and is currently secure in the custom built preservation container.
“The City will be working to get the repairs carried out as soon as possible, but we must continue to liaise with our insurers, as well as engineering consultants, the Heritage Council and other contractors to ensure that the works are carried out to the highest standard, as befits a building of this significance.”
All bookings for the Boulder Town Hall, including historical tours, are on hold until further notice.