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Last modified: 29 Jul 2020 10:39am

The Weedons Community Centre will be officially opened on Friday 5 April. Construction of the $830,000 facility began in May 2018 and was completed in December 2018.

Council Major Projects Property Manager John Reid says the new Weedons Community Centre will provide a modern facility for the local community as well as the sports groups who regularly use the reserve.

“It’s a ‘fit-for-purpose’ facility that recognises the relatively limited size of the local community, and which will provide the wider Selwyn region with a small boutique facility available for smaller functions,” Mr Reid says. “The Weedons Reserve Committee have worked for many years to replace the old, outdated and damaged centre. Along with recent upgrades to the tennis and cricket facilities on the reserve.”

The project has been in the pipeline since 2011 when the first plans were drawn up, says Weedons Reserve Committee Chairman Peter Holmes.

“With the many challenges we’ve faced along the way, it’s great to see the building finally completed. The whole committee has been heavily involved in the process, while we have had great support from the staff at the Council,” Mr Holmes says. “This is a community centre which will be used by the cricket and tennis clubs, but also by the wider community. This is a great asset for Weedons and one we should all be proud of.”

The new facility has a multi-purpose room, a kitchen and storeroom, 24 hour accessible toilet and two changing rooms.

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