New Tai Tapu community centre open

by Anonymous Author

Tai Tapu’s new $4.6 million community centre has opened its doors for the first time.

The first major public event to be held at the new Tai Tapu Community Centre was the Waihora Rugby Club’s club day on Saturday.

The facility, located at Rhodes Park, is a community-driven initiative, which replaces two earthquake damaged and outdated halls in the township.

The community centre is now accepting bookings from anyone who wishes to use the facility; however, exterior work including landscaping will be completed over the next few months, as some of the work can’t be completed during winter.

Selwyn District Council’s major projects manager, John Reid, said an official opening ceremony is planned for mid-August.

He said it was exciting to see the new facility operational and hopes the community will start using it straight away.

“The new Tai Tapu Community Centre is a brilliant community asset, and it’s ready for everyone to enjoy,” Mr Reid said.

The new facility features three community rooms with a total capacity in excess of 500 people, and each room has access to kitchen and bar facilities. It also has changing rooms, public toilets and a large roofed outdoor courtyard.