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

 


Positive news for Heathcote Volunteer Library

Tuesday 5 March 2013

Positive news for Heathcote Volunteer Library

The Christchurch City Council Community, Recreation and Culture Committee today resolved to recommend that Council request a halt to demolition – and to support in principle the repair or rebuild – of the Heathcote Volunteer Library building.

The Heathcote Volunteer Library in Martindales Road was seriously damaged in the 22 February 2011 earthquake and has been closed since then.

In February this year the Council announced it would comply with a CERA Section 38 Notice of Demolition for the closed voluntary library building because it was considered to be unsafe.

At today’s Committee meeting, deputations were received from the Heathcote Valley Community Library Committee and the Heathcote Valley Community Association, who expressed concern that options for repairing or rebuilding the facility had been overlooked.

Committee Chair Yani Johanson said, “We all agree in principle that, if we can find a workable solution, the Heathcote Volunteer Library should be repaired or rebuilt.

“We recommend that Council staff report back on repair or rebuild options and work with the community to get a positive outcome in retaining this valuable local asset. Working together with local people and the Library Committee, I am confident that Council will find a way to make this happen and help restore some of the quality of life to a community that has been affected by the absence of such a facility. Volunteer libraries play a hugely important role in the wellbeing of local neighbourhoods and I look forward to a positive outcome."

The Committee will recommend that the Council work with the Heathcote Valley Community Library Committee and the Heathcote Valley Community Association to close any funding gap between the repair or rebuild cost and the available insurance proceeds.

“The insurance proceeds will be ring-fenced for this particular facility and the Council is not being asked to commit any extra funding at this stage,” Councillor Johanson said.

The Committee expects costing for the repair or rebuild options to be presented to the Council no later than 24 April 2013.

To see all the reports received by the Committee at today’s meeting, please visit www.ccc.govt.nz

– Ends –

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s
Very Bad Year

While Labour leader David Cunliffe still appears to be in denial about the extent of Saturday night’s debacle, there was hardly a single redeeming feature about the election results for the centre-left. Even the victory by Labour’s Stuart Nash in Napier was the outcome of a strong showing by Conservative Party candidate Garth McVicar that split the centre-right vote... More>>

Election: National Win

With all votes counted National and John Key have won a third term and are close to being able to govern alone if they so choose.

Key has indicated he will still reach out to form a Government with ACT, United Future and Maori Party.

National ended the night on 48 percent, Labour 24.6 and the Greens 10. More>>

Overall Results | Live Results | Predictions |

 
 


Perfectly-Timed Anniversaries: Suffrage Day Is Last Chance To Enrol

“The last chance to enrol is Friday 19 September. You can’t enrol on election day.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)

For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters… Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens. More>>

ALSO:

Meddling: Aussie Liberals Embroiled In Key Campaign

John Key needs to explain why Australia’s Liberal Party is interfering in New Zealand domestic politics and is encouraging Kiwi voters across the ditch to vote for National just days out from the election, Labour’s campaign spokesperson Annette King says. More>>

ALSO:

SURVEILLANCE:

Election Ad Soundtrack: Rapper Eminem Sues National Party Over Copyright Breach

US rapper Eminem is suing the New Zealand National Party for alleged copyright infringement over unauthorised use of the rapper’s ‘Lose Yourself’ song in an election campaign advertisement. More>>

ALSO:

Big March: Call For An End To Domestic Violence

Hundreds of protesters marched down Lambton Quay to Parliament Monday calling for an end to domestic violence. Wearing white facemasks, waving banners and calling for “safety” for the women and children of New Zealand.. More>>

ALSO:

Pre-Election Chartering: Four New Partnership Schools To Open

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced the Government has signed contracts to open four new Partnership Schools in 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf 50 Out Now - The Election Issue: Loss Leaders

Gordon Campbell: A third term requires a mature decision, with eyes wide open. It calls for a conscious vote of confidence… Without trying hard here are about 19 reasons, in no particular order, for not ticking ‘party vote’ National. More>>

ALSO:

Not-Especially New Plans: All Prisons To Become Working Prisons Under National

All public prisons in New Zealand will become full working prisons by 2017, and ex-prisoners will receive post-release drug addiction treatment if National is returned to government, says Corrections Spokesperson Anne Tolley. More>>

ALSO:

Māngere: "False Claim Of Matai Title" - Labour

National must explain why its candidate for Māngere Misa Fia Turner appears to be using a Matai title she is not entitled to, Labour’s MP for Māngere and Pacific Islands Affairs spokesperson Su’a William Sio says. A Matai title is a legally-recognised ... More>>

ALSO:

CPAG Report: No New Zealand Child Should Grow Up In Poverty

Child Poverty Action Group's flagship policy publication Our Children, Our Choice: Priorities for Policy calls for cross party political agreement to underpin an action plan to eliminate child poverty in New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news