The John Fowler Steam Engine, the subject of hot debate and controversy at the council, will again be discussed at a project monitoring committee meeting tonight.
“The engine is currently at a specialist restorer at Goulburn and has been dismantled. Additional costs associated with the rebuilding of the outer firebox have been identified and fabrication work is in progress,” council’s Technical Services Director Owen Johns has noted in a council paper.
The engine is expected to come back to Wellington by year’s end.
Also under the spotlight will be CCTV cameras. Its understood 38 cameras have been installed so far according to Economic Development Officer Paul Mills.
“Actions in the future include, the installation of cameras at Wellington Newsagency and Sangs Bakery together with system testing and deliver training to police and council staff regarding the operation,” he said.
Viewing screens are to be upgraded for better monitoring accord to a report to the council along with two cameras due to the construction works at the area of the Club House Hotel and other minor variations in terms of camera and hub locations the council has been told. CCTV cameras are expected to reduce crime in the area.
The council’s general manager Michael Tolhurst has also reported information about the refurbishment of kitchens in units at the Caves Caravan Park.
According to the report more information is required to investigate the potential of capital improvements there which it says is unlikely to increase potential return achieved under a lease agreement or impact significantly on visitor numbers.
The project monitoring committee upate is among the last duties of the current councilors along with the final ordinary council meeting in mid August.