HOLIDAY PARK gets a new cabin
Palmerston North Holiday Park recently took delivery of a brand new family sized cabin thanks to a successful partnership between the Palmerston North City Council and UCOL. The 80 square metre eco-friendly cabin was made by carpentry students from UCOL.
It has a flexible open plan design so it can accommodate a number of people and also acts as a meeting room for sports teams that often stay at the park. Its interior design is suitable for wheelchairs. PNCC Leisure Assets Planner Jeff Baker says the replacement cabin provides a saving to ratepayers whilst providing a building that meets industry standards. “There is still some work to do, like painting, power connections, plumbing and building a wrap-around deck. It’s been a culmination of a lot of hard work between PNCC, UCOL and the students involved over the last year. We’ve got a large modern cabin that suits the needs of the Holiday Park and will provide much needed accommodation for larger family groups or sports teams,” Jeff said. “The original idea came about through UCOL building a 6-star energy efficient home and we thought it would be a great opportunity to engage the students in another eco-friendly project, but this time for a commercial project.”
The Holiday Park is owned by PNCC and has been operating for over 20 years. It is marked for an upgrade in the Council’s 10 year plan.
“I’m thrilled with the outcome,” Jeff said. “There were a lot of students involved and they have done a great job. The building meets all our requirements and looks great as well.” The cabin was built at the UCOL Regional Trades and Technology Centre in Palmerston North and trucked to the park during the early evening. Jeff said a grand opening was planned as soon as all the extra work was completed.