• Community enlistment of volunteers, supporters and sponsors
  • Coffee Hut as Information node for entire project
  • Outreach to segments of local and wider community including; Letter box drop to immediate community introducing ourselves and our project, Initial attendance at Grafton Association meetings and helping to prepare their garden for use, Presenting to the Waitemata Board about the projects initiative, setting up a Facebook page for group communication, building a database of volunteers and project supporters for Newsletter distribution, Delivering our concept at various Social Enterprise Conferences
  • Opening up the villa as a Community Space through-out process of projects development including restoration and future building stages
  • Provide a space for Workshops
  • Community Events
  • Creative Collectives
  • External Restoration Initiative – restore the house to its former glory using sustainable practices
  • Community feedback on property adaption to fit community purposes including; back decks for all day Sun, opening of some internal spaces for workshops and interaction, provision of food and beverage, disabled lift to the top level, basalt acoustic wall, hedges to guard against traffic pollution and noise, rich gardens and flowing water
  • Permission to adapt property to meet community needs – Resource Consent Amendment Plans
  • Prepare preliminary Building Consent Drawings for Council consultation
  • Prepare for adapting the property for sustainable and energy efficient purposes
  • Investigate ways to sound proof property from community noise leak – Basalt wall, Hedging and possible Holosonic Technology practices and other similar initiatives
  • Fundraising Initiatives – Backyard Events, Ecomatters Environment Trust EcoWest Festival and The Great Auckland Bed Race

View pictures of various initiatives at our Photo Gallery or visit our Facebook page

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