Chapter 1

A new community centre for Meadowbank

A new community centre for Meadowbank - Meadowbank

Meadowbank’s many community groups are a step closer to a revamped central home – one designed to meet their needs, and will keep doing so for years to come.

Eke Panuku is negotiating with a partner to redevelop the community centre on St Johns Road in the heart of Meadowbank village.

The vision is for a high-quality, fit-for-purpose facility to better serve the surrounding and changing communities. The space will be about twice the size of the current centre: a place to gather, learn and enjoy a wider range of services and programmes.

Ōrākei Local Board has responded to calls from locals for improved community facilities. In July 2018, the board gave the go-ahead to revitalise the Meadowbank community centre, an intention set out in its local board plan.

The new centre will feature a community space on the ground floor, with homes above. Its design will cater for a mix of new and existing services, including some that are provided at premises in Tahapa Crescent, Meadowbank and Victoria Avenue, Remuera.

We’re leading the delivery of the Meadowbank community centre, working closely with Ōrākei Local Board, Auckland Council and the community.

Status and timeline

Colliers International marketed the development opportunity on behalf of Council. The marketing has been completed, and we are now working with a preferred partner to enter into a development agreement.

When we have reached agreement, we will be able to announce the development partnership and provide an indicative development timeline.

Upcoming key milestones

  • Development agreement approved and signed.
  • Developed design and resource consent.
  • Community consultation on internal fit-out.
  • Detailed design and building consent.
  • Construction commencement.
  • Handover for internal fit-out works.
  • Practical completion and code of compliance.
  • Centre opening