Ōrewa Community Centre work on track

Publish Date : 24 Jan 2024
Ōrewa Community Centre Work On Track (1)
Main hall at the Ōrewa Community Centre

Essential works to strengthen the Ōrewa Community Centre and replace the roof are in full swing with its reopening expected on 30 March.

Built in the 1970s and located in Ōrewa Square, the building is home to Plunket, the Citizens Advice Bureau, available as a venue for hire and also hosts a wide range of community activities.

The comprehensive work programme includes a new roof, emergency lighting and seismic strengthening of the building. New skylights are also being installed along with electrical work, interior painting, and asbestos removal.

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Chair Gary Brown says the $990,000 programme of work and seismic strengthening ensures compliance with building code standards.

“The centre offers many services and spaces that contribute to a real sense of community in Ōrewa.

“While the work has caused some disruption to the community and those who use the building, we know that the result will be worth it and thank everyone for their patience as work progresses.
“We look forward to delivering an improved facility that is fit for purpose and available for the community to use for many more years.”

After the community centre is complete, work will start on the Ōrewa Library upgrade and library users will be able to access a temporary library set up in the community centre’s small hall as well as a mobile library bus parked outside.

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