WHAT TO DO WITH US ? THE Marine HALL
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.