Kapi-Mana News : July 23rd 2013
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Last week the council halted its resource consent application after advice from its own regulatory team that the consent would undoubtedly fail owing to the building s heritage values. Architect and conservator Ian Bowman advised council staff that demolition was likely to be declined by engineers Cardno. Early this year the council got advice from conservation architects R&D; demolition was not R&D s preferred outcome but was an option for the council. The double advice was because of the council s dual role as owners of the theatre and a body that con- siders consents, council communi- cations and marketing manager, Barbara Bercic said. As owners, the council applied to demolish but its consents arm sought separate advice, she said. Ms Bercic could not confirm how much the council had already paid Cardno to consider its resource consent application. No more costs were being accrued now it had been halted, she said. A new set of costings was now being drawn up to repair the Whitehouse Rd theatre to a mini- mal level, Ms Bercic said. In April, engineers advised the council it would cost between $700,000 and $820,000 to rebuild the World War II-era theatre. That is too expensive for the council, which will now look for a way to lift the unsafe and unsani- tary notice from the building with- out bringing it to its original con- dition, Ms Bercic said. A new set of figures should be available by the end of July. Ms Bercic was unsure whether plays could be held in the theatre after its minimal repair. The news was cause for cel- ebration by the troupe, Porirua Little Theatre president Sandy Brewer said. The theatre was committed to sharing the costs of any repair and could probably access grants money that the council could not, Ms Brewer said. We want to contribute because obviously we have a vested inter- est in getting back there. The building is getting more and more damaged as it stays there [sitting empty]. It would be possible to repair the building for less than $700,000, Ms Brewer said. Free labour could be provided by troupe members and the com- munity, and materials could be donated, she said. There are probably cheaper ways to achieve a result. Porirua Little Theatre is fundraising with an adults-only pantomime on July 26, 8pm. Tickets to Red Riding Hat are $15 and can be booked at 386 3717 or email@example.com. A bit of good news for Little Theatre Delays in attracting investment to a planned business hub in Lydney Pl mean Porirua Little Theatre has a home for the rest of this year. Since October the troupe has been based at 4 Lydney Pl, the old Pete s Emporium Building. Its lease was first due to expire last December 31, but was extended until July 31. Porirua City Council has now extended its stay again, till December 31. The council intends to trans- form 4 Lydney Pl into a two- storey BizHub, where business people can entertain clients. However, attracting invest- ment to the centre had proved slower than anticipated, the council s communications and marketing manager Barbara Bercic said. Without any firm agree- ments for the BizHub in place, it was agreed to offer the lease extension to Porirua Little Theatre for a further six months. Bizhub partners on board are Porirua City Council, Pori- rua Chamber of Commerce, Whitireia and Massey Univer- sity.
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