Why a new community centre
Revitalising the Meadowbank community centre was one of the projects signalled in the Ōrākei Local Board Plan 2017.
Ōrākei Local Board wanted to ensure that its community spaces were fit for purpose, met the needs of changing communities, and catered for expected growth in the Meadowbank and St Johns area. Working with other agencies, the board was also keen to increase the use and development of these facilities.
Community feedback had already expressed a local desire for facilities to be upgraded and better maintained.
Assessments of premises at 22 Tahapa Crescent, Meadowbank, and 4 Victoria Avenue, Remuera, showed these community spaces were underused. At the same time, some community groups were in premises that didn’t match their requirements.
Find out more about proposed community projects in the Ōrākei Local Board Plan 2017.