Wanaka Community Hub Timeline
The Wanaka Community Hub has now been open for two years. With 3 part-time staff, 4 full time tenants, 15 permanent part-time tenants, 6 different spaces to hire and over 100 individual groups and organisations who have used the Hub in the last year, it has become a thriving community space. With the help of our hard working trustees, staff, cleaning and maintenance teams, the church as well as the residents of the Upper Clutha, the Hub has truly found it's place in Wanaka's community and we can't wait to see what the next year brings.
The Wanaka Community Hub celebrates one year of being open! It has been a tough year with Covid-19, but we are thrilled to now have over 30 full and part time tenants using the building.
On Saturday November 2nd the offical opening of this wonderful new Community Hub was held. At the time of opening 14 full and part time tenants were confirmed.
Trust still actively fundraising for the last $800,000. Building really starting to take shape and landscaping commencing.
Arrow has gone into Liquidation. Trust decides to "go it alone". Fundraising is going ahead to continue the drive for donations and support.
Major fundraising initiative to raise the remaining $1m needed.
Blessing of the site and construction commenced.
Tenders received and Arrow International appointed. Lotteries Commission made a grant of $700,000.
Central Lakes Trust and the Otago Community Trust have announced a $2.1 million funding boost
Workshop held with Interested tenants to garner further feedback on detailed drawings
2017 April – May
Expressions of interest sent to tenants
Detailed drawings commenced, Building committee meeting fortnightly
Resource Consent granted
Resource Consent appealed
Resource Consent granted
Resource Consent application first lodged
MSD capability funding awarded for preparations around strategic governance, operational management and collaboration
Draft concept plans presented to the Church and WCH and ACDT Trusts
Sarah Scott Architect (Condon Scott Architects) engaged to design new plans, initially concept drawings
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
Full feasibility report received from Arrow Strategy confirming that the Community House is both feasible and achievable on the Church site.
Public Community House workshops held facilitated by Margy-Jean Malcom. Development of draft vision and values. Exploring of different governance models.
Funding received from CLT to tie together all the work completed to date, to fill in some gaps and to gain an outside perspective.
An update of the demand analysis for the facility completed
Comment on the planning / rule framework
Review of Parking layout, Abley transportation consultants
The Wanaka Community House Charitable Trust (WCHCT) was formed
Preliminary report on the concept for Resource consent approval?
Work completed to set up a Trust to further the project.
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.
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.
Project approved by Diocesan Council and Dunedin Diocesan Trust Board.
Project approved by Upper Clutha Parish Vestry.
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
A detailed Feasibility Study completed
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.
Community Networks Wanaka signs Memorandum of Intended User of proposed community house.
Megan Williams contracted to facilitate project feasibility assessment
Deidre Nagel from Bishop’s Action Foundation [Waikato Diocese] visits. Currently involved in Stratford with a project almost identical to St Columba’s.
Special General Meeting of St. Columba’s community directs the Project Group to undertake a feasibility assessment of the Salmond Architecture.
Presentation of concept design to St. Columba’s community
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.
Formal consultation with St. Columba’s community. 18 written submissions received and collated.
Project Group established.
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.
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.
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.