Delays in the building supply chain means the completion of the Luggate Memorial Centre Whare Mahana has been pushed out to July.

The new hall will be the first community facility in New Zealand to be built to passive house standards.

It replaces the former memorial hall, which did not meet earthquake standards.

Global building supply chain issues had created a hold-up, Queenstown Lakes District Council property director Quintin Howard said.

“It’s always frustrating to push back the completion of any building project, but this is now a familiar situation to everyone in the sector.

“The specialist windows required for us to meet passive house standards are currently in transit from Germany after an initial delay obtaining these from the supplier,” he said.

“On a positive note, the main structure has been in place for a while and is looking great. We’ve been working closely with the Luggate Community Association to update them on progress and we’re looking forward to a grand opening over the winter.”

The council has also begun earthworks for services, car parks and landscaping at the Hopkins St reserve.

The reserve and the Alice Burn Dr walkway are closed until about mid-April for safety.