The future of the former Amuri County Chambers
Thank you to the community members who have provided feedback. We have received numerous ideas and feedback via the online survey, email, the engagement session on Wednesday 26th June and return of the postcards sent out to residents. If you still have feedback, it is not too late! The different ways to provide feedback are listed further down the page.
The project team has met to discuss the feedback and form a way forward. Due to the number of different suggestions from the community, we have decided to create an advertising sign to be located outside of the site. We are hoping that this will attract the attention of organisations and business owners and alert them that the Chambers building and site is available for use or a new development opportunity. That way we are then able to see if there is interest in the ideas which you as community members have suggested. After this process, we will bring any viable options to the community for feedback. It is at this stage that we will provide more detailed information such as costs. It is really important to us that the community determine the best use of the building and site.
- Kelsey Ashworth, Planner (HDC)
- Chris King, Rebuild Officer (HDC)
- Rochelle Faimalo, Community Team Leader (HDC)
- Luke Roberts, Hurunui Youth Councillor
- Andrew Wright, Amuri Community Committee Member
- Dawn Addis, Amuri Community Member
- Ian Lackey, Amuri Community Member
Feel free to have a chat with any of the project team about the Amuri County Chambers!
The former Amuri County Chambers site was historically used as the Amuri County Council’s administrative headquarters. The geographic and social development of Amuri is in part due to the cohesion created by a County Council and its location in Culverden.
The site contains an office building which is listed as a historic building in the Hurunui District Plan. The brick fence at the front of the property (of which part was destroyed by a motor vehicle accident) is also listed as a historic feature. Behind the office is a two storey office building which contains most of the Council archives. Also on site is a shed, one of our water depots and a four bay shed used as a bus depot.
What do you think?
We would love to work closely with the community to determine the best use of these buildings and site. Below are different ways that you can let us know what you think.
You can also provide feedback by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions or further feedback, please email or phone Kelsey Ashworth - email@example.com or 03 314 0048.