Te Kuiti Railway Building 1
8 Oct 2013, 8:00 AM
Waitomo District Council has acquired the three Railway Buildings on Rora Street in Te Kuiti from KiwiRail. Council’s vision is to revitalise this space and create a vibrant hub in the centre of Te Kuiti. Council considers that the creation of such a central hub will promote the culture and history of the community and instil a sense of pride for the township and District as a whole. A vibrant centre will also help to bring about economic benefits to Te Kuiti.
This restoration work as well as the creation of a central hub around the Railway Buildings has been termed the Railway Buildings Revitalisation Project. Due to cost reasons the work has been scheduled over a 2-5 year term and it is also planned to proceed after external funding has been obtained. However, Council aims to kick start the use of one of these buildings and therefore some internal work is proposed as soon as possible.
Building 1, the north most of the three Buildings, is the first one on which internal renovation will be carried out to make it ready for use. For this purpose, Council is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from Community groups interested in tenanting the premises so that the internal work can be targeted to the needs of the users.
Building 1 currently comprises of three rooms, one toilet and a kitchen area, however this could be changed to suit the tenant/s needs. The premise can be leased to one group or to two or a combination of different groups depending on the number of applicants and their requirements. The intention will be to provide maximum benefit to the community.
To be eligible to apply, groups/ organisations must require the space for the provision of community activities, projects or programmes in the Waitomo District.
WDC reserves the right to seek proposals and applications from other parties in addition to those who respond to this invitation.
The call for expressions of interest will take place from 9 October to 28 November 2013.
To request an EOI document, please contact WDC on (07) 878 0800 or Email: [email protected]