Our existing Town Hall was closed in 2016 because it could be unsafe in an earthquake. It’s part of a complex made up of three buildings.
As you can see in the image, the Town Hall sits behind and beside two separate buildings. The traditional-looking frontage, called the façade, is actually the front of a separate building, the municipal building.
The council has asked for community feedback through engagement and two rounds of consultation; as part of the 2018-21 Long-Term Plan and the 2020-21 Annual Plan. In June 2020 the council decided that Masterton needs a multi-purpose civic centre facility and budgeted $250,000 for the 2020-21 financial year for initial planning and design work. the council will also take a closer look at options to use the current buildings on the existing Town Hall site.
You can read more about the plans in the 2020-21 Annual Plan.