Multi-million dollar Midway Surf Rescue community center to be built after blessing – The Gisborne Herald
Posted on October 05, 2021 at 2:25 p.m.
NEW BEGINNINGS: The next step in the construction of the new Midway Surf Rescue Community Hub will take place tomorrow morning when the site is officially blessed. The ceremony begins at 7 a.m., with a limit of 100 people due to current Covid-19 requirements under Level 2. Photo by Liam Clayton
THE site of the new multi-million dollar Midway Surf Rescue community center will be blessed tomorrow morning and the cornerstone of the great project will be turned.
The demolition of the former Midway Surf Life Saving clubhouse was completed last month.
The blessing of the site tomorrow morning begins at 7 a.m.
“Ngai Tawhiri will lead the blessing and Mayor Rehette Stoltz will be on hand to turn the near post,” said Matthew Pickering, president of the Midway Surf Rescue Community Trust.
“All are welcome tomorrow, but we ask people to please practice social distancing, to keep a yard apart and all are encouraged to wear masks. “
Participants will meet in the public car park adjacent to the site just before 7am.
“The number will be capped at 100 depending on Covid Level 2 requirements,” Mr. Pickering said.
“The earthworks for the construction of the new complex will begin in two weeks. “
The construction of the building will take approximately 15 months.
“The Dawson Building Midway Surf Life Saving Club will continue to patrol this summer from temporary accommodation along the waterfront in Midway.”
The project was funded through the
Covid-19 Response and Stimulus Fund which is administered by Kanoa, the Regional Economic Development and Investment Unit.