'Coromandel Hub' is our latest endeavour
A current focus of CILT is the establishment of a purpose built centre - Coromandel Hub - to ensure further development and sustainability of our services into the future.
This project is to provide a modern, enduring, collaborative
environment where the social and community needs of the
people of the Upper Coromandel Peninsula can be met; this
includes health and wellbeing through providing space for health professional and sports, recreation and community clubs.
To complement the delivery of social and community services it is proposed to provide hot desk space and facilities for work from home businesses, and an Impact Hub. This co-working environment will create opportunities for local entrepreneurs and small business owners to increase their work opportunities and create higher value work. For an good overview of the advantages of co-working spaces, read this article here.
click to read the feasibility Study
May 2019 - Community consultation, funding applications and design ideas continue.
April 2019 - Funding application to Tourism Infrastructure Fund for public amenities.
March 2019 - Strong support from Coromandel business community incl. Acqaculture, Tourism and Hospitality industries
February 2019 - Thames Coromandel District Council resolve to transfer land at Pound Street to CILT for Hub
January 2019 - Discussions underway with preferred Architect and design requirements being fine tuned
December 2018 - Concept Plans received from Architects
September 2018: We have engaged with 3 architects, and are anticipating concept designs from them soon.
August 2018. Trust Waikato has granted $574,000 towards the project.
July 2018: Feasibility Study completed, read it here
We require 4,995,000, we have $932,000 confirmed so far.
Background information and links:
Impact Hub Inverness - Scotland. A great example of a successful Impact Hub, where our Executive Trustee Mike Noonan Visited in 2017 on a research trip. http://inverness.impacthub.net