Strong Progress Made On Opera House Precinct

In August 2019 the first of three stages of the Hawke’s Bay Opera House Complex will reopen to the public, after it was closed in 2014 due to earthquake risk. The estimated $30m Hastings District Council Project is part of a major overhaul of the Hastings CBD and could well be the catalyst for additional developments including a hotel. Hastings District Council Group Manager community facilities and programmes Alison Banks says the large scale project is tracking well, but there’s high anticipation from the community to see it reopened. “The strengthening of the opera house theatre has gone very well and is on time. There’s been a slight delay with the Plaza but that was to ensure that the multi-purpose venue had the right roof structure and we’re now consulting with the public on what they would like to see the municipal buildings used for. Read more on this and other Hawke’s Bay stories with The Profit magazine Posted: 4 December 2018