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Leys Institute progress

Auckland Council has begun the development of a detailed business case for the restoration, modernisation and seismic remediation of the Leys Institute buildings following go-ahead given by Waitematā Local Board late 2020.

Friends of Leys Institute co-ordinator Helen Geary (former CTA board member) is thrilled to get the news of the progress from the local board.

“Friends of Leys Institute, the community group with over 220 members that has been advocating for the seismic strengthening of the Leys Library and Gymnasium and the return of community services, is heartened to see that after nearly two years, the council has committed to the restoration. Waitematā Local Board is to be commended for its sustained support and efforts on behalf of of the Leys buildings. We look forward to seeing the works progress as soon as practically possible.”

The steering group for the restoration project is being established and includes Helen Geary, David Abbott and John Hill from the St Mary’s Bay Association, and Waitematā Local Board chair Richard Northey.

See this story in Our Auckland.

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