The Colville Project Trust was established in 2017.
The Colville Project (TCP) (originally The Colville Community Facilities Project), is focused on the communities of the far Northern Coromandel Peninsula and was formed in response to community need in 2016, by founding partners Colville Community Health Trust (CCHT) and Colville Social Service Collective (CSSC).
Our 2017 Feasibility Study (completed by Momentum Research and Evaluation Ltd), confirmed The Colville Project as a feasible solution to our communities' identified demographic and isolation needs.
Community consultation has formed a core element of the project’s ongoing development and design from the project’s conception, and has always had a high rate of engagement. Initial consultation, indicated how increasing centralisation of services have negatively impacted on our small rural communities, and demonstrated strong community support for the project. Further consultation, has established our communities see the building of the proposed Wellbeing and Education Centre as the preferred first stage of the project.
The Wellbeing and Education Centre will support the provision of health and social services in our area by addressing the inadequacy and limitation of current premises. The centre will provide fit-for-purpose facilities for existing services such as the Colville Community Health Centre (medical clinic, rural nursing, and St John Prime); and the Colville Social Service Collective (services and programmes for community, youth and older persons, and a number of community development initiatives). It will also allow for the expansion of services including providing opportunities for other services and enabling opportunities for collaboration.