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Coastguard Queenstown

Your Questions Answered What will the new building cost? We have prepared a budget that covers the cost of design, engineering, geotech, planning and construction costs. We have been very fortunate that many of the professionals involved have helped by working at no charge as their contribution to the community. With costs increasing it is also wise to have a contingency allowance, although we do hope not to need it. Isn’t there an existing building somewhere that you could share with another organisation? We have tried over many years to find a suitable space to share with another organisation. Unfortunately it hasn’t been possible to find an existing building that suits our needs. How will you allocate the money you raise? It is vital that funders and donors are confident that an ethical and transparent process is in place. All funds raised will be used for the purpose for which they were given. The money given to this campaign will be allocated to the construction and fit-out of the new building. What is the construction time frame? Construction of the building will not start until the necessary funds have been raised and received or there is a funding confirmation agreement in place. Once the funds are in place it is expected that the construction phase will take approximately 12 months. Why do we have a Coastguard service in Queenstown? The number of residents and visitors to Queenstown is increasing and so is the number of people out on the Lake. Even the best prepared and equipped can be caught out when conditions change unexpectedly or they experience equipment failure. Our waters can be unforgiving and very cold. It is vital there is a service to call on 24/7 when people need help. Why is the organisation called Coastguard? Isn’t that misleading for us? Yes, perhaps, you would expect Coastguard to be on the coast, and most Coastguard units are located around the New Zealand coastline. However they were established prior to any lake units, hence the name. In total there are 71 Coastguard units, of those eight are situated on major lakes or rivers. Is Coastguard part of the Police? No, Coastguard is an independent, not-for-profit (charitable) organisation. In emergency situations the Police will call on Coastguard as one of several organisations they can ask to help when needed. Coastguard Queenstown—Building Budget EXPENDITURE $ Design & Engineering 53,095 Geotech 8,000 Legal & Planning 26,491 Project Manager 15,000 Construction 450,000 Contingency @ 5% 22,500 Total 575,086 INCOME $ In-kind contributions 56,315 Charity Auction 10,119 Coastguard Queenstown building fund 9,371 Community Trust of Southland 40,000 Central Lakes Trust 250,000 First Sovereign Trust 20,000 Still to raise Gaming machine societies 50,000 Individual Supporters 136,101 Total 575,086


Coastguard Queenstown
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