Proposals to upgrade the Balclutha War Memorial Hall are included in the Clutha District Council’s annual plan document released today. PHOTO: JACK CONROYFinal options for a new "community hub" in Balclutha have been released by the Clutha District Council. The council favoured a rebuild, as option 1 "doesn’t address issues of low usage and income, and longer-term sustainability of the hall". "[I]t would provide a centrally located business hub ... with essential infrastructure to deliver a modern business environment that is currently missing in the Clutha district." Construction, including design elements to ensure it remained "focused" as a war memorial hall, would begin in 2022.
Source: Otago Daily Times February 21, 2020 15:22 UTC