A new community centre for Meadowbank is on the way and the resource consent is being processed.
At the same time, designs are being discussed for the inside of the centre and community input is being sought to ensure that it will meet the needs of the wider Meadowbank community.
Located on the ground floor of a five-storey mixed-use building, the new Meadowbank Community Centre will be larger than both the previous centre and Tahapa Hall combined, with a floor area of approximately 570sqm, and a four-metre-high stud.
There is no cash cost to ratepayers because the new community centre is being built on council-owned land and the project is being funded through already agreed asset sales and contribution from the developer of the apartments above.
The new fit-for-purpose centre replaces the current Meadowbank Community Centre and Tahapa Crescent Hall in Remuera, after a community needs assessment identified that these no longer met the needs of the local community.
Scott Milne, chairperson of Ōrākei Local Board explains that they “spoke to the community in 2017 which gave us a good understanding of what the community wanted from this community centre. This is a final check to ensure the new design will be delivering that.”
Feedback from the community is being sought on:
- what community services and activities you would like to see provided, for example, classes and programmes, a place to meet and connect with others, hold meetings and events
- if the proposed layout supports these
- what should be provided to support the delivery of these services and activities, for example, furniture, fittings, and technology.
“It’s important that the local community – those who are going to use the community centre facilities – get involved in shaping the internal fitout of the centre,”
“This centre will be an integral part of our Meadowbank, Remuera and St Johns community and so we encourage everyone to jump online, or attend a drop-in session, so that they can help inform the design and help us understand exactly what needs to be in the centre.”
Find out more about the project and how you can have a say on akhaveyoursay.
Feedback closes at 5pm on 30 September 2022.
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