New hall another step closer with move to design phase
The Cromwell community is a step closer to getting a new hall, with multiple paths open to how that journey might progress.
The Cromwell Community Board yesterday (12 September) approved the concept design for the new Cromwell Memorial Hall/Events Centre presented by consultants, and approved the project to move into the design phase.
The Board noted the estimated costs of $37.89 million presented at the meeting for a turn-key building including contingencies and landscaping.
CCB Chair Anna Harrison said they Board did not want to be locked into something its community could not afford or deliver, but noted there were multiple paths forward including phasing the project, seeking alternate funding through funding agencies, and scaling back the project.
The Board also approved investigation of salvage and repurpose options for material from within the existing Cromwell Memorial Hall.
The next steps are applications to funding agencies. Following outcomes of these applications there will be a report back to the Board with the proposal including the options for phasing, reducing the scale, and any request for additional funding.