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Con­sul­ta­tion has started on the fu­ture of the US Ma­rine Hall in Ti­tahi Bay. The hall was closed be­cause ex­ten­sive wa­ter dam­age has made it un­safe. It had been used by Porirua Lit­tle Theatre for many years, but now re­quires ex­pen­sive re­pairs that the Coun­cil alone can­not af­ford. Porirua Deputy Mayor ‘Ana Cof­fey says the Coun­cil is seek­ing fund­ing part­ners to help re­pair or re­store the her­itage build­ing and Coun­cil wants to hear res­i­dents’ views on what should be done with it. “If we can’t nd suf cient fund­ing through part­ners, we need to know what res­i­dents want us to do with the hall and the re­serve site.” Costs to re­pair the build­ing range from $330,000 for ba­sic work to close to a $1 mil­lion for com­plete restora­tion. An in­for­ma­tion lea et and sur­vey form are avail­able at city li­braries, the Coun­cil’s main build­ing and on­line at www. pcc.govt.nz (key­words Ma­rine Hall). This will also be sent to ev­ery home in Ti­tahi Bay. Please let us know your views by 5 Septem­ber 2014.

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