Wanaka Community House Timeline
QLDC commissioned a report which identified over 65 community support type organisations and agencies servicing the Upper Clutha, and the burgeoning demand for an integrated community house facility in Wanaka.
The Anglican Church championed of the construction of a Community House. They propose to donate a portion of their land on McDougall Street to the project, on a long-term lease basis.
Church receives anonymous donation of $50,000.00 earmarked for funding the bringing together of plan of a new church/hall and/or such other facilities as appropriate for the future use of the church on its existing Wanaka site.
Project Group established.
Formal consultation with St. Columba’s community. 18 written submissions received and collated.
5 architect firms invited to submit expressions of interest. Interviews conducted and brief awarded to Wanaka’s Salmond Architecture.
Project Group conducts ongoing consultation with the Diocese, Wanaka Community Board; QLDC; and Community Networks.
Presentation of concept design to St. Columba’s community
Special General Meeting of St. Columba’s community directs the Project Group to undertake a feasibility assessment of the Salmond Architecture.
Deidre Nagel from Bishop’s Action Foundation [Waikato Diocese] visits. Currently involved in Stratford with a project almost identical to St Columba’s.
Megan Williams contracted to facilitate project feasibility assessment
Community Networks Wanaka signs Memorandum of Intended User of proposed community house.
Ongoing feasibility assessment process including media releases, public meetings, (12 Aug) prospective user surveys and interviews, discussions with potential stakeholders, researching funders and consent issues etc.
A detailed Feasibility Study completed
Feasibility report presented to St Columba’s Special General Meeting. 32 in attendance. Secret ballot held. By a majority of 28 to 4 the meeting resolved to approve the Feasibility report and authorized the Project Group to implement the action plan as contained in the report
Project approved by Upper Clutha Parish Vestry.
Project approved by Diocesan Council and Dunedin Diocesan Trust Board.
Appeal for pledges of funding support from St. Columba’s parishioners yields a total of $97,950. 00 in pledges from a total of 27 parishioners.
On the recommendation of the Project Group and in order to achieve the widest possible parishioner consensus, St. Columba’s committee resolves to hold a full day workshop on the 14th August 2010 to enable those opposed to the project to present their views and bring forward whatever alternative proposals they may have to offer.
Preliminary report on the concept for Resource consent approval?
Work completed to set up a Trust to further the project.
The Wanaka Community House Charitable Trust (WCHCT) was formed
Review of Parking layout, Abley transportation consultants
Comment on the planning / rule framework
An update of the demand analysis for the facility completed
Funding received from CLT to tie together all the work completed to date, to fill in some gaps and to gain an outside perspective.
Public Community House workshops held facilitated by Margy-Jean Malcom. Development of draft vision and values. Exploring of different governance models.
Full feasibility report received from Arrow Strategy confirming that the Community House is both feasible and achievable on the Church site.
An application approved by Central Lakes Trust for $195,970 towards pre-construction costs
Tenders out to Architects with a revised and updated design brief
Sarah Scott Architect engaged to design new plans, initially concept drawings
Draft concept plans presented to the Church and WCH and ACDT Trusts
MSD capability funding awarded for preparations around strategic governance, operational management and collaboration
Resource Consent application first lodged
Resource Consent granted
Resource Consent appealed
Resource Consent granted
Detailed drawings commenced, Building committee meeting fortnightly
2017 April – May
Expressions of interest sent to tenants
Workshop held with Interested tenants to garner further feedback on detailed drawings
Central Lakes Trust and the Otago Community Trust have announced a $2.1 million funding boost