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Thursday May 26, 2016

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A 300 metre section of The Parade in Island Bay is in the process of being resurfaced. Wellington City Council’s chief planning officer, David Chick, said the road surface, between Tamar and Avon streets was de-

teriorating, so a decision was made to carry out resurfacing work on the road before winter. Work was due to begin on Monday and was expected to take three days. David said the council originally intended to

hold off on the resurfacing work until reviews on the layout, safety and performance of the new Island Bay cycleway had been completed - however there were concerns the surface would break up over winter.

Continued from page 1 David said the cost of the project was expected to be $17.5 million, which would mainly come from the sale of property that housed the services moving to the new site. He said the new complex would accommodate The Salvation Army’s Newtown Church, its Family Store, Hope Centre and the bulk of Salvation Army’s central Wellington social services. “These services include community ministries, addiction services and early childhood education and possibly youth social services,” he said. “The main intentions of bringing them together are cost savings and to allow our services to work closer together, providing more effective support to clients by having the services and specialist staff in one place.” David said the new complex would also provide a basis for expanded services in the future. “More effective services mean greater benefits for the wider community, we believe,” David said. David said the organisation was also planning on operating satellite social service sites in other parts of Wellington out

An impression of what the new complex is expected to look like once completed.

of Newtown. “This model has worked well for us in Dunedin, Hamilton and Manukau, and we expect to replicate this success here,” he said. David said the Salvation Army began consultation with the Newtown community last

year and had attended meetings with the Newtown Residents Association. “There have been communications with immediate neighbours as part of the Resource Consent process, resulting in individual meetings with neighbours.

“There was a recent letter box drop reminding residents of the project and its start date,” David said. Demolition work began on May 11 and was expected to last four weeks. Construction will be completed by September 2017.

ABOUT THE NEW COMPLEX: • Will cost an estimated $17.5 million • The site is located on Riddiford St, between Normanby and Donald McLean St. • The land area is 3083 square

metres and the two-level building’s footprint will be 1950 square metres. • There will be 37 car parks accessed via Donald McLean St.

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“So we’re aiming to get in and do the work before temperatures drop too much for the effective laying of asphalt,” David said. The road will be repainted with the existing cycle lane and parking layout.

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Resurfacing work to take place on The Parade

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• The two-level complex was designed to blend the neighbouring residential area into Riddiford St’s retail area and would feature a belfry, without the bell.

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