Auckland Council preparing facilities ahead of Tropical Cyclone Gabrielle

Publish Date : 11 Feb 2023
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From 2pm Sunday 12 February, some Auckland Council community facilities and venues will close in advance of Tropical Cyclone Gabrielle hitting Tāmaki Makaurau.

These closures will allow staff to prepare the facilities as additional civil defence centres and evacuation shelters should they be required.

These facilities and venues will remain closed to normal operations until further notice.

The cyclone is expected to hit the entire Auckland region, so council is putting twenty-four facilities on standby across Tāmaki Makaurau. This will mean that should it be required, there will be an additional facility or venue near to most Aucklanders.

The full list of facilities affected are as follows:

Ward Facility Address
Albert - Eden Mt Albert Senior Citizens Hall 3B Wairere Avenue, Mount Albert, Auckland 1025

Great Barrier Island Council Service Centre

75 Hector Sanderson Rd, Aotea/Great Barrier Island 0991
Devonport-Takapuna Takapuna War Memorial Hall 7 The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland 0622
Franklin Waiuku Community Hall (attached to library) 10 King Street, Waiuku 2123
Henderson-Massey Te Manawa 11 Kohuhu Lane, Westgate, Auckland 0814
Hibiscus and Bays East Coast Bays Leisure Centre 12 Bute Road, Browns Bay, Auckland 0630
Howick Fencible Lounge 25 Uxbridge Road, Howick, Auckland 2014
Kaipatiki Birkenhead Leisure Centre 46 Mahara Avenue, Birkenhead, Auckland 0626
Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Moana-Nui-ā-Kiwa Leisure Centre 66R Mascot Ave, Māngere, Auckland 2022
Manurewa Manurewa Leisure Centre 33 Frances Street, Manurewa, Auckland 2102
Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Riverside - Taha Awa Community Centre 20-22 Peace Ave, Mt Wellington, Auckland 1062
Ōrākei Colin Maiden Park (former Unisports Building) 71-73 Merton Rd, St Johns, Auckland 1072
Ōtara-Papatoetoe Te Puke ō Tara Community Centre 20 Newbury St, Ōtara, Auckland 2023
Papakura Elizabeth Campbell Hall 294 Great South Road Papakura 2110
Puketāpapa Fickling Convention Centre 546 Mt Albert Rd, Three Kings, Auckland 1042
Rodney Ahuroa Hall 1345 Ahuroa Road, Makarau, Warkworth 0981
Rodney Warkworth Town Hall Corner of Neville and Alnwick Streets, Warkworth 0910
Rodney Waimauku War Memorial Hall 24 Waimauku Station Road, Waimauku 0812
Rodney Wellsford Community Centre 224 Rodney Street, Wellsford 0900
Upper Harbour Albany Community Hub 575A Albany Highway, Albany, Auckland 0632
Waiheke Waiheke Pātaka Kōrero / Waiheke Library 133 - 131 Ocean View Rd, Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1081
Waitākere Titirangi War Memorial Hall 500 South Titirangi Rd, Titirangi 0604
Waitematā Ellen Melville Centre 2 Freyberg Place, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010
Whau New Lynn Community Centre 45 Totara Ave, New Lynn, Auckland 0600


If you need help and support during the emergency please go to, please head to the Auckland Emergency Management website.

For a full and current updated list of Civil Defence Centres and shelters, please head to the Auckland Emergency Management website.

For a list of disruptions to our services and facilities, please visit the Interruptions to Service and Facilities page on the Auckland Council website.

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