In 2016, a community working group was formed to progress a community facility for Ngaruawahia that included a space for Twin Rivers Community Arts Centre and a new library.
Members of the group are: Jane Stevens, Anne Ramsay, Tracy Osborne, Glenda Raumati, Jack Ayers and Shane Solomon, along with Ngaruawahia Ward Councillors Eugene Paterson and Janet Gibb.
The group have been working hard and identified a vision and two possible sites, which were taken to Council in February 2017 for endorsement.
Since then the group have been working on a feasibility study for the two sites to come up with a preferred option.
The two possible sites are the current Memorial Hall site and the current library site.
The vision for the facility is:
Connecting our communities through creativity and knowledge – a legacy for the future – uniquely Ngaruawahia.
As the feasibility stands at the moment, the community facility would be 1000sqm and provide:
- a new library (500sqm)
- a facility and space for other creative, knowledge and arts groups, youth activities and events (500sq m) which includes:
- a home for Twin Rivers Community Arts Centre
- a creative and knowledge facility which connects with and complements other community spaces
- a creative community hub
- a space telling the stories of Ngaruawahia.
Have your say
The Ngaruawahia Community Board wanted to know what you think about this proposal and the two sites which are being considered.
The survey closed at 8pm, 2 November 2017. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.