Coromandel Community Hub

A council-owned property at Pound Street in Coromandel Town will now be owned by the Coromandel Independent Living Trust (CILT) so a community hub can be built. This has been approved by Council.

Since 2018 our Council has been working with CILT around the purchase of this land to build a community centre, with a Deed of Grant signed in 2019.

As a condition of the sale, CILT had to submit the proposed design of the Community Hub building for approval prior to any application for building consent. The design, including an office space, a meeting room, bathrooms, a laundry, food bank, physio, kitchen, and a hot desk room has been approved by the Board.

CILT has also raised 86 per cent of the $2.1 million total budgeted for the build. For more information click here. 

Progress 

December 2020 - CILT received the welcome news of a $500,000 grant from the Lotteries Community Facilities Fund. This allows them to proceed with final designs for Stage One of our hub building, and construction is planned to begin in May 2021.

November 2020 - Resource consent variation received.
September 2020 - TCDC approves a 5 year lease of 100 Pound Street to CILT for native plant nursery project, adjacent to the Hub.
September 2020 - Trust Waikato grants 1 year extension of funding
August 2020 - Budget revised from 4,995,000 to 2,218,180
August 2020 - Building size revised to 356 sq/m, with a planned second stage of an additional 240 sq/m to be added in the future
August 2020 - TCDC gazetted rezoning of adjacent depot site for community use.
June 2020 - TCDC support for rezoning of adjacent land for community use (currently used as a depot)
March 30 2020 - Resource consent Granted.
November 2019 - PGF application declined.
October 31 2019 - 
Resource consent submitted.
August 28 2019 - 
Land Transferred to CILT from TCDC
July 2019 - 
531,000 confirmed to go towards tourism amenities. 
July 2019 - Ground core samples taken for analysis
June 2019 - Application to Provincial Growth Fund
May 2019
 - Community consultation, funding applications and design ideas continue. 
April 2019 - Funding application to Tourism Infrastructure Fund for public amenities.
March 2019 - Strong support from Coromandel business community incl. Acqaculture, Tourism and Hospitality industries
February 2019 - Thames Coromandel District Council resolve to transfer land at Pound Street to CILT for Hub
January 2019 - Discussions underway with preferred Architect and design requirements being fine tuned
December 2018 - Concept Plans received from Architects
September 2018: We have engaged with 3 architects, and are anticipating concept designs from them soon.
August 2018.  Trust Waikato has granted $574,000 towards the project.
July 2018: Feasibility Study completed, read it here