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.
Naenae Community Hub
The Naenae Community Hub project took a short pause while we looked into the bigger picture for community facilities in Naenae, following the pool closure.
We’re working with the community to develop a spatial plan that will guide the development of further facilities in the town centre. This also includes how Council can deliver the same benefits of a hub, in a way that fits the community.
Our community hubs