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Getting a Little More Pacific About Structural ‘Issues’.

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Most of us have seen the structural supports throughout the car park  and within the shopping centre at Pacific Werribee, and over a year ago this was the standard answer we would get regarding the supports:

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“We have installed temporary props in and around Target, Myer, JB Hi-Fi and sections of the ground and lower ground car park in order to undertake works,”

“These works are being undertaken as part of our responsible operational management practices for Pacific Werribee.

“The safety and wellbeing of our entire Werribee community is our number one priority and we thank our community for their patience during these works.”

Now  Pacific Werribee have given some more detail around what is actually happening by releasing a statement online to say, “We have been working with specialist consultants after they identified that a program of works was required to reinforce sections of the structure within the most recently completed part of the Centre.”

Management is saying that as soon as the issues were brought to their attention, they took immediate action to address them by installing temporary support measures such as exclusion zones, props, and cantilever beams in a number of areas pending the commencement of the permanent remediation works.

They now believe they are equipped with a solution to permanently reinforce the identified sections of the structure and have commenced a process to appoint a contractor to carry out these works.

While the full scope and timings of the works are still being finalised, they’re currently anticipated to be completed in stages, with the first stage expected to commence in early 2022. 

They will be sharing more details with the community in the near future, once a contractor is appointed and the scope of the works is finalised.

Specialist consultants have confirmed that the Centre remains safe for occupation and operation.