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Key decisions from today’s Council meeting 10/4/14

Thursday, 10 April, 2014

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting

The Christchurch City Council met today and the following key decisions were made:

New community facility for Heathcote
The Council agreed to demolish Heathcote Community Centre and to rebuild a new community facility in the area. The Council agreed to go ahead with rebuilding a new Heathcote community facility subject to the Hagley-Ferrymead Community Board approving the final design and the total cost of the project remaining within the value of the available insurance settlement. The insurance proceeds from Heathcote Community Centre and Heathcote Volunteer Library will be used to fund the new facility. The preferred site is the site of the damaged volunteer library in Martindales Road.

Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre
The Council has approved a grant of $200,000 being made from the Christchurch Earthquake Mayoral Relief Fund to the Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre and Residents Association Inc. towards the rebuilding of the Mount Pleasant War Memorial Community Centre.

Council to get legal advice on halting the Majestic Theatre demolition
The Council agreed to seek urgent legal advice on the halting of the demolition of the Majestic Theatre and on the validity of CERA's reliance on section 38 of the Canterbury Earthquake recovery Act to order the 1930s-era building's demolition.

Rebuild of Sumner toilets and changing rooms approved
Council approved the Hagley-Ferrymead Community Board’s recommendation to re-build the Sumner Surf Life Saving Club public toilets and changing facilities. The public toilet and changing facilities are fully funded by Council insurance. These facilities will be built in conjunction with the Sumner Surf Life Saving Club building, which will be funded by the Club.

Canterbury Cricket security interest consent request granted
The Council agreed to security interests being registered against the Hagley Oval pavilion building in favour of the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust and other funders. It was agreed that if there is any default on this lease the Council can determine that this facility be returned for public use.

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