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Source: Auckland Council

Owairaka locals have welcomed refurbishment to Plunket rooms in Albert-Eden.

Thanks to Albert-Eden Local Board who funded the upgrades, babies, children and families can now enjoy a better space. New flooring, an upgraded kitchen, insulation in the ceiling and a lick of paint have just been completed at the Auckland Council-owned community facility in Owairaka.

Supporting community well-being and ensuring people get access to facilities that meet their needs is an important aspect of the local board’s work. It’s carried out with careful planning and consideration, sometimes based on feedback from the community on what they need most.

“Well-looked-after facilities provide a direct and immediate benefit to people. Our local organisations often meet unique and specific needs in our communities including Plunket and we’re pleased to be able to support them in any way we can,” says Albert-Eden Local Board Chair Margi Watson.

In recent weeks, the Jack Dickey Hall in Greenlane benefitted from an upgrade too. The upgrade works included the replacement of the old switchboard, waterproofing to address water-tightness issues, new front doors with new security swipe access and a new shade sail to the sandpit.

Jack Dickey Community Hall is a popular venue for social functions, playgroups and meetings. It can be booked through Auckland Council venue hire here.