Our community hubs combine sports facilities with libraries and community centres. Combining these key services into hubs helps us maintain quality facilities that are relevant to today's needs and tomorrow's communities.
The development of community hubs is one of the core elements of the Long Term Integrated Community Facilities Plan.
This plan outlines a 30 year development process to revitalise our community facilities across the city and was adopted by Council in 2013.
At the ratification of the 2017/2018 Annual Plan, Council committed to the development of two new community hubs, following on from the model adopted at the Walter Nash Centre in Taita, and the Koraunui Stokes Valley Community Hub that will open later in 2017.
Community hubs are proposed for Naenae (an additional $4 million on top of the $4 million already allocated), and Wainuiomata ($7 million). Council has signalled it will consider the timing of these projects, with the intention of bringing the construction of both projects forward.