Latest news Citizens Hall Update: Building consent lodged with TCDC: September 2012 A building consent has been lodged with TCDC and is expected to be granted within days as part of the project to upgrade the south-western wall of the Coromandel Community Hall. The consent is expected to waiver the need for fire sprinklers due to the nature and scope of the building work. The project aims to make the building watertight. The long-term strategy for the hall is now being investigated by Area Manager Greg Hampton with the Community Board. Background and scope The Community Board approved the staff recommendation to embark on stage one of the community hall project to make the hall water-tight before winter sets in. Stage one includes: South wall replacement: This is replacement of the piles and framing along the full length of the wall. Removal of the windows and replacement of the gutter. Drainage work: This is the installation of a new 225ml pipeline adjacent to the wall from the rear of the building connecting into Council's existing stormwater system on Kapanga Roadthrough the construction of a new manhole. This can proceed as soon as approved from utilities, over the next 2 months. Additional works: Minor roof and guttering repairs above the toilet block addition. New guttering around entire building, (where required) with the aim to get the building water tight. As much of this work as possible will be done as maintenance. The repairs will cost $125,000 and the drainage work will be completed before winter. The Community Board also support the continued redevelopment of the Hall.