Asbestos-bearing drywall to be removed from Dundalk arena

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Southgate is going ahead with a project to remove asbestos-bearing drywall from the auditorium of the Dundalk arena.

The removal is necessary before Southgate can proceed with an overall upgrade of the auditorium, including accessible washrooms, an elevator, a family and child centre and a meeting area.

CAO Dave Milliner says it’s difficult to find a contractor to perform the asbestos removal, but Southgate is hoping to award the tender by the end of February.