Deputy Mayor Toby Adams invited the Ngatea Library Group to a meeting at the Ngatea Service Centre on Friday 5 April. The purpose of the meeting was to clarify the council’s position on the proposed Library and Service Centre upgrade before its new engagement process gets underway on Tuesday 16 April.
All former options off the table
“We were concerned to hear rumours that the Council was looking at other sites for option 5, and wanted to reassure the community that this is not true and that we really are going back to square one on this proposal,” he said,
“All former options are off the table and we are truly starting afresh. We’ve heard very strongly from a large section of the community that there is huge support for keeping the Library and Service Centre in the existing council building, now we need to know more about what the community wants to see in an upgraded community space, how this might look and feel, and what services it needs to provide.”
Join the new conversation
The new conversation kicks off at 10.30am on Tuesday 16 April 2019 at the Ngatea Service Centre and will continue for about four weeks.
There will be plenty of opportunities for people to share their stories, ideas and feedback, both at this initial event and in multiple other ways over the next few weeks including at other events, on the Council’s Facebook page, Instagram, website, libraries and service centres throughout the district.