The repairs to the building, which began in 2019, have seen the government having to spend millions of dollars on rent for office space each year.
While he did not say when the last update on the repairs was received, Premier Wheatley said repairs at the time were 30-40% complete.
“So it’s taking to long but I am going to be having a meeting with the Ministry of Communication and Works so we can asses where we are with the Ralph T. O’Neal Administration Complex and how we can speed it up,” Premier Wheatley stated at a press conference today, May 16, 2023, to update the territory on his delegation’s “successful” trip to the United Kingdom.
Then Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Honourable Kye M. Rymer (R5), in April 2021, said the Government had developed a comprehensive, four-pronged approach to the renovation of the Administration Complex.
This, he said, included the demolition and removal of existing building components which includes the removal of all damaged components such as existing walls and floors; removal of all mold ridden items and mold remediation.