Luggate Hall gains additional funding boost

The temporary Luggate Hall building is expected to be replaced with a permanent structure in 2021.

The Luggate community is celebrating, once again, after securing further funding for the new community centre.

The brand-new centre will replace the former 1954 mud-brick Luggate Memorial Hall, which was closed in 2017 when seismic and engineering assessments found that it was earthquake-prone.

In its latest funding round, Otago Community Trust awarded a $400,000 grant to the Queenstown Lakes District Council, which will assist with the cost of building the new community centre.

QLDC general manager community services, Thunes Cloete, said that the grant is another significant funding contribution for the Luggate community, with the Central Lakes Trust already contributing $750,000.

“Once completed, the new hall will be the first passive house certified community centre in New Zealand. This will be a tremendous asset for the local community and will ensure that the long‐term needs of the district are being met,” said Otago Community Trust chair John Wilson.

View edition 987 of the Wānaka Sun here.


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