redevelopment and enhancement project
The Trust, as kaitiaki for the Springs, has responsibilities for upholding the cultural and spiritual values of the resource, its long history, and securing a sustainable future. The Trust manages this taonga for the continued benefit of the beneficiaries of the Trust, their hapu, the Iwi and for all visitors to the Springs.
An increased use of the facility by local domestic and international visitors has placed increasing pressure on the pools’ operations and the facilities are no longer fit for purpose. It is now necessary to upgrade of the facilities at the pools and improve on its current operations: so the pools themselves are cared for and protected, to ensure a quality workplace for staff and so all visitors (local, national, international) have a safe, authentic and enjoyable experience at the pools.
To do this the Trust wishes to realise the economic, community and social potential of its taonga advancing the Trust's vision to be self-sustaining. The journey starts with this enhancement and redevelopment of the existing pools and grows from there. The project involves redeveloping and marketing the springs in an exciting and culturally authentic manner, which will include telling our stories, to provide beneficiaries, locals and visitors with a unique, therapeutic and memorable hot pools experience.
Maintaining the distinctly Ngawha look and feel and keeping the pools accessible to our community is at the forefront of the Trust considerations in the Redevelopment and Enhancement project.
The Trust's enhancement and redevelopment project is about changing the shape of our future in our community in a way that delivers on our cultural, social, community and economic aspirations.
The benefits of this project will be felt by the Trust, its beneficiaries, hapu, iwi, local residents, tourist visitors, the Far North and Northland communities
where are we up to?
Design drawing of the redevelopment and enhancement site layout
Far North Holdings Ltd have been appointed as the project managers for this project.
FNHL provide a good fit for the Trust's project as they are keen to support projects in the Far North District which provides, both employment, economic, cultural and social outcomes, supports the growth of district and enables local communities.
Henwood Construction will be undertaking the build.
INVESTORS OF TIME AND MONEY TO DATE
The Trust sincere thanks and appreciation to the following organisations that are supporting us to achieve our vision.