Image by Sarah Scott Architects Ltd.
The Wanaka Community House Trust might still have $2.8
million of fund-raising to do, but chairwoman Dame Sukhi Turner
hopes a start on the building can be made next year.
The trust has just finalised its concept plans (pictured,
right) for the 693sq m building it proposes to build on land
next to Wanaka's St Columba's Anglican Church in McDougall
Dame Sukhi said yesterday the building would be used by 63
different community groups, including Community Networks
Wanaka, which provides social services for the Upper Clutha.
The trust is in the process of seeking resource consent from
the Queenstown Lakes District Council for the building and
Dame Sukhi said it had a fundraising plan ready to be
launched once consent was granted.
''We can't go into fundraising until we have the complete
go-ahead,'' she said.
The building will include several offices and meeting rooms,
a shared reception area and a larger auditorium space.