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Te Aroha Civic Facilities (Library, i-Site and Museum)

The Te Aroha Library is a beautiful historic building – but it also needs earthquake strengthening and is not particularly fit for purpose. At the same time, the new day spa we’re proposing could impact on the existing facilities operating out of the Te Aroha Domain (such as the i-SITE and Museum).

Like the master plan proposal for Morrinsville, we think that instead of looking at each of these issues when they arise, we should be more strategic and review our library, community spaces, public meeting spaces and office space at the same time, then come back to the community with some options and costs.

What's in the draft budget

Rough figures included in the budget: $4.6 million over 2026/27 and 2027/28 including inflation. 

Rates impact Average per year 2026/27 - 2030/31
 $550,000 $8.52
$8 million rural property $123.97
Debt impact - increase of $4.6 million by 2027/28 including inflation