With four major buildings already established on the River Reserve site, the Historical Society has plans for developing two more in the 2011 - 2012 year - a school building and an archival research centre.
In April 2011 the old 'Sunshine' (1930s) block from Waitoki School was moved on site. The generosity of Life Member, Hans Van Duyn who transported the building at no cost to the Society, and the Racing Club, who gave a handsome donation as they closed down, made this move possible. Further money will be raised to cover the cost of re-instatement and refurbishment of the School building.
A 'modcom' building, in very good order was made available to the Society by the Rodney District Council and is in the process of being converted into an archival storage and research centre. The building will include a specially fire-proofed unit for storage, along with office space, research room and other facilities. A grants from ASB is being used to carry out much of the work, although additional funding will be needed to finish this project.