Update on the Hundertwasser Art Centre (HAC) and Wairau Maori Art Gallery Construction.
It’s a green-light for this significant project for Whangarei with the estimated build costs of $16.25m for the HAC and Wairau Maori Art Gallery raised by 30 June 2017. This was raised via public and private donations, a NZ lottery grant and funding from central government.
After a substantial building design process, including considerable changes to foundation and structural design to meet seismic requirements, the HAC project team have sought Registrations of Interest (ROI) via a nationwide platform. The project team will soon release Request for Proposal (RFP) documentation and it is anticipated that ground works begin by the end of 2017, after final building consents have been issued.
The HAC project team are still seeking donations for fitout and start-up costs. You can help and donate at http://www.yeswhangarei.co.nz/