The new Omarama Community Centre was opened on Friday 25th October 2013
Hall Hire To make a booking for an upcoming event or for more information about hall hire and availability please contact Charlotte Cook, 027 940 1648, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keys and fobs are collected from GlenCraigs
The Omarama Memorial Hall was originally built in 1959, the previous one having been destroyed by fire. It is situated between the public domain, sportsground, Kidzone playground, and the Bike Pump track/climbing rock area. There is ample land available for expansion without using any of the existing car parking area.
The Hall is now 52 years old and has had no real capital expenditure since 1959.
There awere many critical shortfalls in safety and functionality. There were serious sanitary issue as there is no running hot water. The kitchen zips were decrepit. There was no built-in heating, no fire alarm or security systems, the wiring was unsafe, the plumbing regularly leaked, and it did not meet modern safety or building code standards. It could not be used at all in the winter. Also there wereno facilities for the disabled. Earthquake strengthening was another urgent priority which was be met by the upgrade.
A Public Meeting and visioning day was held in 2009 at which time the Community indicated a very strong desire to redevelop the hall. This was seen as the number one community priority for Omarama.
Construction started on the 18th March and was completed by early June.
Look at the changes – Amazing to see