Cen­tre a real hope

Central Leader - - News -

A new com­mu­nity cen­tre in the heart of Mt Eden may be a step closer to be­com­ing a re­al­ity.

Auck­land city coun­cil­lor Glenda Fryer says a re­cent fa­cil­i­ties part­ner­ship meet­ing rec­om­mended the coun­cil con­trib­ute $426,000 to the project.

It will go to the arts, cul­ture and recre­ation com­mit­tee meet­ing this month for ap­proval.

Mem­bers of the Mt Eden Methodist Church Char­i­ta­ble Trust, Maun­gawhau Mt Eden Vil­lage Cen­tre So­ci­ety and the Eden Al­bert Com­mu­nity Board want to cre­ate the com­mu­nity cen­tre by re­de­vel­op­ing the church’s ex­ist­ing build­ings in the vil­lage in part­ner­ship with the coun­cil.

Ms Fryer says the church orig­i­nally planned to pull some of its build­ings down and put up a shop front but re­con­sid­ered and came up with the pro­posal.

“The com­mu­nity is be­hind it and the coun­cil is be­hind it. Every­one’s a win­ner.”

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