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Aro Valley’s Centre enjoys a make-over

Mar 18th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

NEW RAMP: Linda Beaeson outside the Aro Valley Community Centre.

THE ARO Valley Community Centre is having a $110,000 facelift.

 The community centre is being earthquake strengthened and completely made over with a new Tasmanian Oak floor.

 Contractors have been busy since January this year, and would usually have done the work over a period of three years but the Council has decided to do it all in three months.

 Stephanie Cook, local ward Wellington City Councillor says the building is much loved and used and the local community is happy with the upgrade.

 “This project has been a long time coming and I know that the community appreciates it is finally happening,” says Ms Cook.

 Linda Beaeson, centre co-ordinator says the project is on schedule.

 “We get to start with something that looks fresh and practical and won’t date easily,” says Ms Beaeson.

 There are two phases to the Aro Valley project – the construction phase finished last week and the interior decorating will take place over the next three weeks.

 Construction included repiling under the floor, a new ramp for wheelchair access and stairs at the front of the building.

 There have also been improvements to electrical supply a new fire alarm system and insulation.

 During the renovations most of the groups which use the centre have relocated to other facilities such as Toi Poneke and the Tanera Bowling Club.

 The centre’s temporary office is in the adjacent Citizen’s Advice Bureau building.

 The centre’s contents are being stored in the Aro Storage building.

 Groups that use the centre frequently:

ESOL Class
Japanese Class
Kids’ Drama Class
Kids’ Judo
 –Sit and Be Fit
Tai Chi
The 60 + Group
Yokushai Karate
– School Holiday Programme

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