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Selwyn Times: December 13, 2016

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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday December 13 2016 7 News Battle to get funding for community centres • By Tom Doudney SELWYN communities are struggling to raise the funds necessary to build new facilities needed to cater for growth and replace outdated buildings. Committee members behind the $8.3 million new community centre planned for West Melton and the $650,000 community pavilion planned for Weedons Reserve have made a public plea to the district council for more financial help. In an unusual move, district councillor Jeff Bland joined West Melton Community Centre Committee chairman Bruce Russell and Weedons Reserve Committee chairman Peter Holmes in making a public forum presentation to his fellow district councillors at their meeting on Wednesday. Cr Bland said the district council needed to look at a better funding model for such facilities. “Community facilities are important, they are a vital community asset, we shouldn’t just be looking at them as nice to have,” Cr Bland said. “A facility such as a community centre, a community deserves to have it – should have it, must have it.” Currently the district council PLANNED: An artist’s impression of the new West Melton Community Centre. contributes 10 per cent to the cost of new community centres and targeted rates, rather than district-wide rates, are put towards the project. Such facilities rely heavily on fundraising campaigns and grants from organisations such as the Rata Foundation and Lotto New Zealand. However, Cr Bland said such funding was more difficult to come by and it was difficult raising enough money from within a small community. In Weedons’ case, the area only had between 300 and 400 ratepayers. Mr Russell said the $8.3 million new community centre would serve a larger area than just West Melton and the district council had a responsibility to ensure funding for community facilities. Jeff Bland Bruce Russell IN THE WORKS: The new Dunsandel Community Centre is under construction. “The funding that you have had up until now might have been fine 20 years ago but today it’s a totally unrealistic amount, 10 per cent.” Dunsandel Community Committee member Nigel Barnett, also appeared in the public forum to request $65,000, which was granted, for a door at the new Dunsandel Community Centre, currently under construction. Mr Barnett said the door, which would separate the building’s main hall from adjacent meeting rooms, had been removed from plans to keep costs down but the committee had since realised this was a “tragic mistake” and they needed the funding by mid-January. “Removing that door takes away the whole flexibility of operation which is key to making this building work,” he said. The building was also reduced from one which could cater for 300 people to one which could cater for 200 people, again to reduce costs for the project which now has a price tag of just under $3.2 million. Dunsandel Community Committee chairman Russell Dalzell said if the district council approved a higher contribution towards other new community centres that it should also do something to take pressure of Dunsandel ratepayers. Targeted rates had been increased by $130 a year to help cover the costs of the new facility. District council chief executive David Ward said a working group of four councillors had been established to look at the issue of how community facilities were funded and a report was expected to be completed by February. •An open day for the public to view progress on the Dunsandel Community Centre build will be held this Sunday, 1-3pm. The public will be able to walk through the building. Make us your No. 1 stop for fresh stone and berry fruit this summer. Full supply of fresh fruit & veges! OPEN 7 DAYS Phone 349 5952 Cnr Springs Rd & Marshs Rd, Prebbleton (next to Milanese Restaurant) TASTY GORGEOUS FOOD Much loved gourmet food made our way NOW OPEN SATURDAY 7am - 1.30pm SPECIALIST BAKERY • Hand-made on premises daily • Wide selection of gorgeous, tasty slices • Fresh cut sandwiches, paninis, bagels & salads • Delicious pies, sausage rolls, quiches, muffins & scones • Gluten free options available 66-68 Springs Rd | www.gorgeousfood.co.nz Email: gorgeousfood@xtra.co.nz Ph 344 6044 | Open Mon-Fri 6am-3.30pm Paul and the team at Somerfield Upholstery want to thank all their customers for their support and wish them a Very Happy Christmas and Prosperous 2017 Closed 22nd December 2016 & Re-open 20th January 2017 30 YEARS EXCELLENT RANGE OF FABRICS EXPERIENCEFREE Recover your couches and chairs and save money! BEFORE AFTER QUOTES Somerfield Upholstery Ltd FURNITURE RECOVERY SPECIALIST 10 Calgary Place, Hornby | Ph 021 251 6200 | 349 0456 VISIT OUR SHOWROOM | QUALITY WORKMANSHIP GUARANTEED www.somerfieldupholstery.co.nz Paul Tainui