scoop.co.nz 18 Mar, 2021 21:15 am

Te Newhanga Kāpiti Community Centre To Close, Rebuild Prioritised In Draft Long Term Plan

Te Newhanga Kāpiti Community Centre To Close, Rebuild Prioritised In Draft Long Term Plan
Kāpiti Coast District Council announced today that Te Newhanga Kāpiti Community Centre will not reopen for community bookings and programmes, with the building closing due to ongoing weather-tightness issues. Group Manager People and Partnerships Janice ...

Kāpiti Coast District Council announced today that Te Newhanga Kāpiti Community Centre will not reopen for community bookings and programmes, with the building closing due to ongoing weather-tightness issues.“The Community Centre plays an important role in creating social connections, providing collaboration spaces and accommodating important community services.Council has allocated $5 million across the next two financial years for investigation, design and construction work on a fit-for-purpose Community Centre,” said Mayor Gurunathan.Mayor K Gurunathan said the Council was very aware of the gap created by the Centre’s closure, and has prioritised work to rebuild or replace the centre in the draft Long Term Plan 2021-41, which will be released for public consultation on 7 April.

” Mayor Gurunathan said the centre had been closed to community bookings in recent months due to ongoing uncertainty about the centre’s continued operations.“Te Newhanga holds a special place in our community and we know it has an important role to play in connecting people and organisations.

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