THE newly-built Colonial Sugar Refinery museum complex in Ba will soon be relocated to another part of the town.
Ba Town Council special administrator Praveen Bala said the museum, which cost about $150,000, would be moved because it was built on top of important water and sewerage systems.
"We are relocating the CSR museum from the Tavua end to the Ba archive complex because there is a 10-inch water main, a six-inch water main and a sewerage pipe running directly underneath where the museum is located," he said.
"The retaining wall of the infrastructure is built on top of the sewerage pipe and it is also located very close to the tramlines.
"We have also found that there was no approval granted from the relevant authorities for its construction."
He said serious problems would be avoided with the relocation of the museum.
"This is to avoid future mishaps that could happen like a burst water main.
"If that happens, we would have to destroy the museum in order to get to the burst mains.
"People will not care about a display in these circumstances, all they will care about is getting water supplied to their homes.
"So in order to avoid that, we want to relocate the museum to a safer area."
He said the council was working closely in consultation with the Ba business community on the relocation plan.