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Admin Centre Rebuild - Awarua

Fitzherbert Street

Gisborne District Council's administration centre in Fitzherbert Street comprised 3 main buildings built in 1954, 1980 and 2001.

The Christchurch earthquake in 2011 led Council to assess its buildings built before 1976 (when building code changes were introduced). Engineers found that our 1954 building was earthquake prone and in October 2011 Council’s building consents team issued a notice to vacate or repair the building by October 2016.

Project status

Customer service opens to the public on Monday 15 January at 12noon.

Construction is nearing completion and over the next 2 months more staff will move into Awarua.  

The building Awarua is owned by Gisborne Holding Limited. GHL will now lease the building to Council. 
Project manager: GHL 
Budget: $12.5 million. $1.5m for temporary accommodation of staff, $11m for new build. 

About the project

Background to the project
Benefits of new build

Background documents

Timeline of documents
July 2011 - today

Frequently asked questions

Questions and answers
Importance Levels explained
Cost options

About Gisborne Holdings Ltd

Gisborne Holding Ltd
Transfer of assets to GHL
What it all means

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