Taihape Memorial Park Grandstand
Partners: Taihape Heritage Trust – Grandstand Sub-Committee, Taihape Memorial Park Management and Users Group
Timeline: Report due spring 2022
Constructed in 1924 the Grandstand was designed by Oscar Jorgenson and paid for by local farmers.
A detailed seismic assessment was completed in July 2021 which concluded that when in use, the grandstand has a New Building Standard (NBS) of 17% and needs to be strengthened.
The Grandstand remains open to the public and signs have been put up to warn the public about the danger, leaving it to users to choose whether they use the building.
Later this year, a report outlining the full costs of strengthening the building will go to Council for consideration. Following that there will be a public conversation about fundraising to cover heritage-related costs that are over and above strengthening the structure.