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Two NRC Harbour Board Building projects to be considered

Whangarei District Council met today to decide on a way forward regarding proposals for the future use of the former Northland Regional Council/Harbour Board building at the Town Basin.
Updated: 12/11/2014 4:10 p.m.

​Two of the 21 proposals put forward by the public have made it through to be given further consideration.
Council resolved the following:

  1. That Council receives the report.
  2. In view of the high community interest in these projects, and the complexity of comparing their relative merits, it is recommended that the following options be considered further:
    a)       Harbourside, and
    b)       Hundertwasser Wairau Maori Art Centre and
    c)       Demolish the Harbour Board Building.
  3. That to allow a fair comparison of the proposals staff be authorised to engage independent qualified professionals to assess the construction costs, operational costs and expected visitor numbers for the Harbourside project up to a maximum of $100,000 and that the assessment be completed by February 2015.
  4. That Council thanks all those people that had submitted proposals.
  5. That Council undertakes a binding referendum in March 2015 to determine which project to pursue.
  6. That a communication strategy on the three options be developed for approval by council.

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