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

 

Demolition starts on St Martins Voluntary Library

Demolition starts on St Martins Voluntary Library


Demolition of the remaining section of St Martins Voluntary Library starts today.

The library, located on the corner of Wilson’s Road and Wades Avenue, was badly damaged in the earthquakes with the majority of it demolished under a Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) Section 38 notice.

Christchurch City Council approved demolition of the remaining third of the facility last year due to damage and differential settlement.

Last week the Council approved funding for a replacement community centre on the site of the former library as part of its $40 million facilities repair and rebuild programme.

Community Facilities Rebuild Unit Manager Darren Moses says the new community centre will incorporate the voluntary library.

“The voluntary library was highly valued by the St Martins and Opawa communities, so being able to integrate this service into the new centre is fantastic.

“The demolition has been authorised to proceed and this is scheduled to take three weeks. We will be recycling material from the demolition wherever possible.”

- ends -


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Charlotte Graham: Empowering Communities To Act In A Disaster

The year of record-breaking natural disasters means that in the US, as in New Zealand, there’s a conversation happening about how best to run the emergency management sector and what philosophies best engage and protect communities in the event of a crisis.

How much of the responsibility for a community’s safety in a natural disaster is the Government’s, and how much can be left up to the community themselves? And how do we ensure none of our most vulnerable residents are left behind? More>>

 

CPAG Report: The Further Fraying Of The Welfare Safety Net

New Zealand’s welfare system has undergone a major transformation during the past three decades. This process has seriously thwarted the original intent of the system, which was to provide a decent standard of living for all New Zealanders in times of need... More>>

ALSO:

Signage, Rumble Strips, Barriers: Boost For State Highway Road Safety

Boost for road safety this summer Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter today announced a short term boost in road safety funding this summer and signalled a renewed focus from the Government on introducing safer speed limits. More>>

ALSO:

Risks & Adaptation: Cheaper To Cut Emissions Than Deal With Climate Change

The cost of climate change to New Zealand is still unknown, but a group of experts tasked with plugging the country's information gaps says it will likely be significant and it would be cheaper to cut greenhouse emissions than simply adapting to those changes. More>>

ALSO:

BPS HYEFU WYSIWYG: Labour's Budget Plans, Families Package

“Today we are announcing the full details of the Government’s Families Package. This is paid for by rejecting National’s tax cuts and instead targeting spending at those who need it most. It will lift 88,000 children out of poverty by 2021." More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages