|Our Environment: Issue 25 Summer 2000|
A new information and resource centre known as Our City will be established in the former Municipal Chambers. Christchurch City Council last month approved the setting up of the centre in the historic red brick building on the corner of Oxford Terrace and Worcester Boulevard.
The centre, to be used by the
public, the Council, interested professionals and community groups, will be:
Community groups connected with environmental issues could also be located in the building, which was vacated by Christchurch & Canterbury Marketing earlier this year. One of the major benefits of the Our City centre is that it will be a one- stop shop for the general public to find out about environmental issues. Groups can showcase new initiatives that will improve the local environment and help the City achieve its aim of environmental sustainability.
The building, registered as a Category 1 historic building by the NZ Historic Places Trust, is itself recognised as having outstanding historical significance. It was designed in 1887 by prominent local architect Samuel Hurst Seager, who opted for the then popular Queen Anne revival style for the new civic chambers. The Council will next year embark on a three year programme to restore brickwork, stonework, window joinery and the roof of the building.
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