$15,000 spent on civic centre mould

The government has spent nearly $15,000 to remove and treat mould found at the North Side Civic Centre.

According to Deputy Premier Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, the Department of Environmental Health found “very high levels of mould spores” in the women’s changing room and significant amounts of mould were found in other surfaces in the building.

The level of mould found was outlined in an indoor air quality report produced by the environmental health laboratory of the Department of Environmental Health.

Three companies tendered bids to remove the mould and the lowest bid of $14,872 was chosen by the Public Words Department on behalf of its client, the Lands and Survey Department.

Ms O’Connor-Connolly, who is also Minister of Works, revealed the information in response to a parliamentary question from the independent MLA for North Side, Ezzard Miller.