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Official Opening of 28 Taupiri Street Te Kuiti

9 Oct 2015, 11:08 AM

Waitomo District Council's restoration of the 1st floor and entrance lobby of its building at 28 Taupiri Street, is now complete.

The project which started in April 2015, was aimed at refurbishing the upper floor of the building to make a tidy and refreshed office space and meeting room.  The building now features an improved entranceway, foyer with lift access, an accessible toilet facility, kitchen and an upgraded stairwell.

In February 2014, WDC made an application for assistance from the Community Facilities Fund of the Lottery Grants Board, and in June approval was received for funding of $300,805.

Waitomo District Council is making the office space available to the Te Kuiti Community House Trust - an organisation that offers services to the public and those in need, in an effort to improve community well-being in the District.

Mayor Brian Hanna welcomed local residents, stakeholders of the project and representatives from Te Kuiti Community House Trust and made a speech on behalf of Mary Bourke, Chair of the Lottery Community Facilities Fund Committee.

Barbara Kuriger MP for Taranaki - King Country cut the ribbon and unveiled the plaque along with Mayor Brian Hanna.

WDC staff then opened the front doors and show cased the premises to the public.  

 

Barbara Kuriger and Mayor Brian Hanna cut the ribbon at the opening of 28 Taupiri Street