Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Melling Station building to re-open tomorrow

Melling Station building to re-open tomorrow

Melling Station building will re-open tomorrow (Tuesday 18 February) now that the public access areas have been cleared of asbestos dust.

The building was closed in December last year when tests found evidence of asbestos dust in parts of the building.

Wayne Hastie, Greater Wellington Regional Council’s General Manager Public Transport, says the building was cleaned thoroughly to remove the asbestos dust.

“Tests taken after the cleaning was done showed no signs of asbestos dust. The coffee kiosk and ticket agency at Melling Station will open again tomorrow.”

Evidence of asbestos dust was found during testing late last year. A testing programme was scheduled as part of the Council’s asset management programme after the Council took over ownership of all stations in the region except for Wellington Railway Station. The programme was brought forward after asbestos was found in an old part of the Thorndon electric multiple unit depot when the roof was damaged in a storm. “We decided it was best to test all of our similarly aged buildings sooner rather than later.”

Along with Melling Station building, the signal box at Taita Station and some parts of Upper Hutt, Trentham and Woburn station buildings tested positive for asbestos dust. The signal box is being used again after thorough cleaning removed asbestos dust. The affected areas at Upper Hutt, Trentham and Woburn stations were all non-public access areas. They have been sealed and will be cleaned. The roof at Trentham Station has been replaced.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Scoop Editor "Ask me anything" : Scoop's 'Invisible Paywall'

Operation Chrysalis: The Final Countdown - Thanks & There's Still Time To Pledge

Phew! We are now counting down the hours to the end of this crowd-funding campaign at 11pm on Sunday. Thankyou to all those Scoop readers and supporters who have pledged already. You have been awesome. But this is not over yet. More>>

 
 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

IPCA Reports: Significant Problems In Police Custody

In releasing two reports today, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has highlighted a number of significant problems with the way in which Police deal with people who are detained in Police cells. More>>

ALSO:

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security: Inquiry Into GCSB Pacific Allegations

The complaints follow recent public allegations about GCSB activities. The complaints, and these public allegations, raise wider questions regarding the collection, retention and sharing of communications data. More>>

ALSO:

TPPA Investment Leak: "NZ Surrender To US" On Corporates Suing Governments

Professor Jane Kelsey: ‘As anticipated, the deal gives foreign investors from the TPPA countries special rights, and the power to sue the government in private offshore tribunals for massive damages if new laws, or even court decisions, significantly affected their bottom line’. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: The Myth Of Steven Joyce

Gordon Campbell: The myth of competence that’s been woven around Steven Joyce – the Key government’s “Minister of Everything” and “Mr Fixit” – has been disseminated from high-rises to hamlets, across the country... More>>

ALSO:

RMTU: No Public Submissions On International Government Procurement Deal

“The government is preparing to assent to the Government Procurement Agreement, a World Trade Organisation Treaty which opens up New Zealand Government contracts to foreign companies and closes the door on local businesses and their workers. However the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee is refusing to take public submissions on the decision.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On Pacific Spying

So New Zealand spied on its friends and allies in the Pacific – and has not only been passing on the results to the NSA, but has apparently passed on the details of the Pacific’s relations with Taiwan to our other best friends, the Chinese. On the side, the Key government has also been using the security services to gauge the chances of Trade Minister Tim Groser landing the top job at the WTO... More>>

ALSO:

State Housing Transfer: Salvation Army Opts Out

The Salvation Army has decided against negotiating with Government for the transfer of Housing New Zealand stock.
More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news