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Community Housing

Community Housing

The community housing owned by the Kaipara District Council is currently managed by staff at the Dargaville Community Development Board.  The DCDB vision for this project is to promote and manage affordable housing for community residents who have a permanent disability 55 years of age and those over 65 years.  The focus is to create a 'well' community, linking social services and providers to our tenants.  There are 34 self contained units in Dargaville and Ruawai with one bedroom and one bathroom plus a separate lounge area and the grounds are fully maintained. Who can apply?  Single or married couples, those over the age of 65 years or over 55 years with a permanent disability, and meet the income threshold.  If you wish to apply for Community Housing and you meet the criteria, email us on info@dcdb.nz or collect an application form from the Kaipara District Council.

Events Facilitation

The DCDB currently holds a contract with the Kaipara District Council to facilitate major events for Dargaville and environs.  Our facilitator works with a committee of interested community members for each event to create a successful significant event to be enjoyed by residents and visitors.  If you have any suggestions for a major event which brings people into Dargaville for a weekend or an overnight stay, please contact us at info@dcdb.nz.  

Dargaville Community CCTV Project

The DCDB initiated this project to provide a proactive and collaborative approach to making Dargaville a safe place to live, work, and visit.  Stage One of the Project has been completed, a major part of this being the infrastructure based at the Dargaville Police Station and CCTV cameras located in several high risk public areas within the township.  The Dargaville Community CCTV Project has been planned and implemented in close collaboration with the New Zealand Police and major funding organisations - Pub Charity Ltd, Kaipara District Council, Lotteries Grants, and National Assistance Foundation.  We are also working with local businesses to link existing CCTV cameras to the Project and for the funds to maintain the CCTV Project until a Targeted Rate can be put in place.

CCTV Project Thank you

We would like to thank the following local businesses for their contribution to the Dargaville Community CCTV Project (in no particular order):

Farrand & Mason, Caltex Dargaville, Firth Industries, AD Focus, Advance Pump and Dairy, Aoroa Trust, Apparelmaster, Biz Admin Ltd, BP Dargaville, Car Mech Services, Dargaville Realty Ltd, Davison Electrical Contractors, Ean Brown Accountants, Gillespie Panel & Paint Ltd, Grant Tregidga Builders Ltd, Integrity Community Media, Moran's Bookshop, Shiraz Indian Restaurant, Time To ..., De Bruin Chartered Accountants, The Warehouse, The Paxton Family Trust, The Whitehead Family Trust, B'Arch Wear, Dargaville WOF Centre, Empire Liquor Centre, Godfrey Motors 2015, McKay Electrical 100%, My Accountants, Orrs Pharmacy, Randells Motorcycles, Northern Wairoa Boating Club, McKay Industries Ltd, Lambeth Architecture, Flash Cutz, Carters, Ministry of Social Development, Awakino Road Diary, Nola's Wines & Spirits, Northern Wairoa Hotel, Furniture Zone Dargaville, Countdown, McRobbie Dowling Ltd, Advanced Auto Services, C & C Electrical, Doug Hayes Dargaville Motorcycles & Power Sports Ltd.

Seed - Co-Working Space

Another initiative in progress is the creation of a Co-Working Space available for businesses and community groups to access meeting rooms, hire a desk by the hour, the day, the week or for a set period, and a place to connect with like minded people.  Resources available within the space will include internet/wifi, assistance with funding applications, business plans, and business set up.  We are very close of getting this initiative off the ground so watch this space.  In the meantime, if you are interested in learning more, please email us at info@dcdb.nz.  

Dargaville Retirement Village

The vision of the Dargaville Community Development Board is to create an inviting and supportive gated community that offers independent living.  The solution is to provide a modern, gated Retirement Village with various living options and prices.  It would be supported by a number of share facilities including lounge, social and leisure areas.  The feasibility study and concept plans have been completed and discussions are underway with several organisations to more the project to the next step.