Wednesday July 6, 2016
Basin joins 21st Century Award-winning architects Tennent Brown have been chosen to lead a high quality team of designers, sporting experts and heritage advisors to help redevelop the iconic Basin Reserve and bring it into the 21st Century. In April 2015, the council agreed to include the Basin Reserve Masterplan in the Long-term Plan 2015–25. The plan outlined $21 million of spending over the next 10 years for the upgrade. Its key features were to retain the premiere test status of the stadium and make improvements to the ground as a recreation space for the community.
More accommodation for incoming students By Jacob Beleski MASSEY JOURNALISM STUDENT
Students studying at Victoria University in 2017 will have an extra accommodation option in the heart of Wellington city. The university is set to open its twelfth hall of residence in February next year, in time for the arrival of new students. The new hall would be located at 143 Willis Street, in what is currently known as the Tel Tower building. It would provide furnished single-rooms across 11 floors and bring the university's total number of student accommodation beds to around 3,300. Victoria University secondyear student Annie Eden stayed
in Weir House in 2015 and said staying in a hall was a valuable experience for students. “Staying in the halls was definitely worthwhile, as being with others who were in the same boat was easy and a great way to make friends.” Staying in a hall could be a helpful transition for students between leaving home and flatting, she said. “I would definitely recommend new students stay in a hall - it's usually in the middle of living at home and then going flatting so it's a big help. “It also helped to settle into the university lifestyle.” Victoria University ViceChancellor, Professor Grant Guilford, said the new hall
would bring a multitude of benefits to Wellington. “Victoria University already contributes in excess of $1 billion per annum to the Wellington regional economy and that will increase as the university continues to grow.” Students and their visiting families and friends were a significant part of that, he said. “The estimated expenditure per student, excluding fees, is between $15,000 and $20,000 per year.” The new hall would be an exciting addition to the university’s accommodation portfolio and would give students another option for enjoying state-of-the-art accommodation, he said.
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