Fort Takapuna barracks restored

Last Updated : 29 Sep 2015
Fort Takapuna Barracks Restoration
Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Chair Mike Cohen in front of the restored barracks at Fort Takapuna.

Two very special heritage buildings are now restored and will soon be available for the community to enjoy.

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board has restored two Second World War barracks at Fort Takapuna, Narrow Neck, in time for the 2015 Anzac commemorations.

The two barracks have large hall spaces and smaller rooms that groups can hire and use for a range of activities, from fitness classes to meetings. The community spaces are scheduled to open in May.

The project brings together several of the objectives stated in the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Plan. These include cherishing the area’s heritage and providing facilities that enable community wellbeing.

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Chair Mike Cohen says the project will provide highly valued community spaces for local residents, organisations and groups to use, as well as preserving a key part of Devonport’s strong military heritage.

“We are really fortunate that this opportunity arose to recognise our coastal military heritage,” he says.

“We were able to restore and save these buildings from neglect and they can be used constructively for community organisations.”

To find out more about the barracks and the community spaces available, please contact Auckland Council on 09 301 0101.

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