Bulls Tower to Remain

November 23, 2020

At their meeting on the 12 November Council agreed that the Bulls Tower – the “Mushroom” would be retained in its current location and would be strengthened. The cost to strengthen the Tower is approximately $181,500.

This decision was made following consultation with the Bulls community, where 83 submitters (63%) wanted to retain and strengthen the Tower and 48 submitters (37%) wanted the Tower demolished.

The Tower was constructed in 1956-1959 and is currently 64 years old. At best the structure has an expected remaining life of 25 years. As a new reservoir is being built on the site where the Tower is located, if the Tower remained it needed to be strengthened, as its classed as earthquake-prone.

Work on building the new reservoir is now underway.