Chapter 2

Why a new community centre

Why a new community centre - Meadowbank

Revitalising the Meadowbank community centre was one of the projects signalled in the 2014, 2017 and 2020 Ōrākei Local Board Plans.

The Local Board wanted to ensure 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 Auckland Council, 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 and not fit for purpose. The assessments also found that some community groups were using these premises even though the premises didn’t match their requirements.

Find out more about proposed community projects in the Ōrākei Local Board Plan 2020.