Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


South Brighton Community Centre demolition to begin


South Brighton Community Centre demolition to begin

Demolition of the South Brighton Community Centre will begin today (Monday 21 January) and is expected to be completed early next month.

Christchurch City Council last month approved the demolition of the community centre at 74 Beatty Street, which has been closed since the 22 February 2011 earthquake.

Engineering advice shows the community centre has extensive earthquake damage. The Council has also received a Notice of Demolition from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) because parts of the centre are considered dangerous. However, as the notice was only for a partial demolition of the building, Council approval to demolish the entire building was sought.

General Manager Community Services Michael Aitken says while the community has missed the facility since its closure, it is unfortunately too damaged to retain. South Brighton Community Centre is one of 30 priority projects which in September 2012 the Council approved for funding, further investigations and, where possible, repairs.

“Coming up with a long-term solution for the community centre is certainly important to the Council and this was recognised when it last year named the facility as one of its priority projects. It’s difficult for residents to see the building coming down but we’re pleased to be able to offer some clarity about the building’s future. We will continue to update residents as more information comes to hand.”

Future options for the site are continuing to be explored. However, rebuilding on the same site may be complex and expensive as it is Technical Category Three (TC3) land.

To see a copy of the engineering report for the community centre, or for more information about the Council’s Facilities Rebuild Plan project, visit www.ccc.govt.nz/facilitiesrebuild

- ENDS-

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On The Team Behind Trump's Throne

Forget the Putin factor. Daily, the team of charlatans, bigots and stunningly ignorant crackpots that Trump is appointing to head key federal agencies is just as alarming. These are positions with vast power and budgetary discretion over policies that stand to affect tens of millions of vulnerable Americans. Sad! More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On Bill English, Abroad

If David Cameron was the closest thing John Key had to a political mentor, their successors also share a whole lot in common. Theresa May and Bill English were both propelled into the top jobs as the result of unexpected resignations, and without much in the way of credible competition from their colleagues... More>>

ALSO:

Pike River: Labour Bill To Override Safety Act For Mine Entry

“Bill English has been hiding behind the legal excuse that any attempt to re-enter the mine to recover the bodies might place the mine’s owner, Solid Energy Limited, and its directors in breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Populism And Labour 2017

For many people on the centre-left, populism is a dirty word, and a shorthand for the politics of bigotry. In this country, it has tended to be equated with the angry legions of New Zealand First. Who knew they were not just a reactionary spasm, but the wave of the future? More>>

Oxfam: 30% Of NZ Owns Less Wealth Than Our Two Richest Men

The research also reveals that the richest one per cent have 20 per cent of the wealth in New Zealand, while 90 per cent of the population owns less than half of the nation’s wealth. The research forms part of a global report released to coincide with this week’s annual meeting of political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More>>

ALSO:

Hospitals: Resident Doctors Set To Strike Again

Despite discussions between the DHBs and NZRDA over safer hours for resident doctors progressing during the last week, the strike planned for next week appears set to proceed. More>>

ALSO:

Not So Super Fund: More Burning Ethical Questions For Steven Joyce

Greens: Radio New Zealand reported this morning that the New Zealand Superfund has $77 million invested in 47 coal companies that the Norwegian Government’s Pension Fund – the largest sovereign fund in the world – has blacklisted. More>>

Activism: Greenpeace Intercepts World’s Biggest Seismic Oil Ship

Greenpeace crew have made contact with the world’s biggest seismic oil ship after travelling 50 nautical miles on two rigid-hulled inflatables off the coast of Wairarapa... Greenpeace radioed the master of the Amazon Warrior to deliver an open letter of protest signed by over 60,000 New Zealanders. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: Why Tax Cuts In 2017 Would Be A (Proven) Bad Idea

Ever since the world fell prey to the mullahs of the free market in the 1980s, no amount of real world evidence has managed dispel one key tenet of their economic faith. Namely, the idea that if you cut income taxes and taxes on small business, a wave of individual enterprise and entrepreneurial energy will thus be unleashed, profits will rise and – hey bingo! – the tax cuts will soon be paying for themselves ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news