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Demolition of building improves safety in Glen Innes reserves

Published: 14 August 2019

The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) in Glen Innes is being relocated to a long-term tenancy at the community centre and the building it is currently in will be demolished to allow improved sight-lines between neighbouring Maybury Reserve and Ruapotake Reserve. 

This development is part of safety improvements envisioned as part of the Ruapotaka Reserve Management Plan which Maungakiekie Tāmaki Local Board adopted in 2013.

The Glen Innes Community Centre building requires some work to make it fit-for-purpose, including changes to the layout of the foyer and office space. Plunket will continue in their long-term tenancy there. The hall remains as a community hire space and the kitchen is to share between customers and tenants.    

Improvements are already underway at the centre, once completed there will be a more accessible entranceway on the side of the hall which will act as the main entrance for the CAB. Upgrades to the interior and exterior of the building include lighting, signage, flooring renewals, wall insulation and an additional staff toilet facility. 

“We are excited to see the upgrade to the hall underway. The improvements are much needed and will improve the experience of customers,” says Christine Waugh, manager of Auckland Council's venue hire team.

Demolition and green scaping of the space left by the removal of the old CAB building is due to be completed mid-October of 2019. Upgrades to the Glen Innes Community Centre are underway and expected to be completed by end of October 2019

If you have any questions or would like to book at space at the Glen Innes Community Centre, contact the team at Venuehire@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or 09 379 2030.

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