Council targets its investment in services and new initiatives for the communities that need it most. We want to offer opportunities and experiences that empower tamariki and whānau.
Our community hubs combine sports facilities with libraries and community centres. Combining these key services into hubs helps us maintain relevant and multi-purpose facilities for the whole community to use.
Our hubs intend to:
- Contribute to Council’s vision of making Lower Hutt a great place to live work and play. Mainly through offering local access to quality recreation, literacy and arts services
- Improve the quality of facilities the community can access, and support community led initiatives
- Ensure facilities are flexible, multi-purpose and can cater for a diverse range of activities
- Rationalise current facilities, including ensuring any seismic issues are addressed
Developing community hubs is one of the core elements of the Long Term Integrated Community Facilities Plan (PDF 3.34MB). The plan outlines a 30 year development process to revitalise our community facilities across the city, and was adopted by Council in 2013.
We’ve committed to developing two new community hubs following the success of the Walter Nash Centre in Taita and Koraunui Stokes Valley Community Hub. A community hub in Wainuiomata has also been proposed.
Naenae Community Hub
Work on the new Naenae Community Hub was approved in the 2018 Long Term Plan process. The new hub is expected to be completed in 2020. It will be built on the current site of the Naenae Community hall - north of Naenae Pool in Everest Avenue.
Find out more about the Naenae Community Hub project.
Our community hubs