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Knowledge-based economy a step closer at Henderson

Media release
27 July 2005


Knowledge-based economy a step closer at Henderson as buildings are ‘topped off’


Progress on the Waitakere Central Library-Unitec contemporary-style building project represents a further step in Waitakere’s evolution towards being a campus city, says Henderson Ward Councillor Ross Dallow.

“This venture represents a brighter future for all the people of Waitakere. The relationship between Unitec and Council is a crucial first step in Waitakere’s future as a ‘knowledge-economy’,” says Chairman of the Special Projects Committee Ross Dallow.

Building at the Ratanui Street site continues despite the wet winter season.

A recent cause for celebration is the ‘topping off’ of the Unitec building. The traditional ‘roof shout’, which was held earlier in June, was attended by builders, Unitec and Council staff and next month there will be a similar ceremony to mark the progress of the carpark and library buildings.

“We are obviously very satisfied that the project sitting in the heart of Henderson is up to speed and on target,” says Councillor Dallow.

Before the projected opening date in February 2006, preparations are being made for the incorporation of artwork, and a café into the design of the Waitakere Central Library.

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