PHOTO: Laine Moger Community organisations and the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board are battling to retain the village’s historic borough council chambers building.

Community organisations in Devonport are fighting to stay in the village’s historic borough council chambers building, after it was lined up for sale by Auckland Council.

Members of the volunteer-run information centre, Devonport Peninsula Trust, Devonport Museum and the Business Improvement District, were working to retain their offices and displays, alongside the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board.

Board chair Grant Gillon said Panuku changed the building’s status from community service to non-service in the past year, effectively opening the building up for lease or sale, without the board’s consultation.

The local board was working with Panuku to determine when that decision had been made.

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