Alex Park’s unique 1892 bandstand remains unrepaired

2009-03-12 00:00

The bandstand erected in 1892 at the Oval in Alexandra Park remains unrepaired two months after it collapsed during a storm on January 3.

The debris from the bandstand lies untouched, leading to questions about when repairs on this historic landmark will commence.

Msunduzi Municipality parks and recreation director Steven Naick said the repairs have to be done through the heritage council, Amafa. He said the repairs cannot be conducted by ordinary contractors, but require specialised contractors.

A spokesperson for Amafa, who wished not to be named, said that the onus to restore the bandstand is with the municipality. The municipality does not need permission from Amafa to rebuild it, but if the municipality wants to alter the design of the bandstand then Amafa would have to give its permission.

According to city archives, the bandstand is the only one of its kind in the country.

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