As the old band hall makes way for the duplication of the railway line west of Auckland, Waitakere heads to a temporary home provided by OnTrack’s contractors, Fletchers.
“It was not an unexpected development,” Band President Ken Young said, “but perhaps a bit sooner than we thought.”
The building has been subject to considerable impacts from the rail works at very close quarters and recent movement in the ground resulted in Waitakere City Council closing the facility. Due to the impending Christmas shut down, once the decision was made, band members swung into action.
The new facility was ready for the Band’s first rehearsal in 2010 on January 18 so it’s business as usual for the band.