Wanaka’s Community House on track

Photo: Nikki Heath / Wanaka Sun


It is hoped that the construction of the proposed Wanaka Community House will commence at the beginning of August.

Wanaka Community House Charitable Trust (WCHCT) chair Dame Sukhi Turner said tenders for the construction had now closed and the trust was currently going through them.

“We don’t have an absolute start date [at the moment], and we currently have several funding applications in to reach our target,” Sukhi said.

The Trust has currently raised $2.4 million of the estimated $3.8 million required to complete the Community House.

  •   •   Location: The facility will be situated on the site at 40 McDougall Street, Wanaka.

WCHCT has resource consent approval for a community building including offices and meeting rooms for community groups and government agencies and a 140-seat church hall located in a low-density residential area next to the Anglican Church in McDougall Street.

A group of residents lodged an appeal citing inadequate car parking provision, cumulative effects and more-than-minor adverse environmental effects and a consent order was issued by the Christchurch Environment Court with conditions.

Images: Wanaka Community House website

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