About Us

The Johnsonville Community Centre


The Johnsonville Community Centre was architecturally designed to reflect the uniqueness of the Johnsonville environment with its surrounding hills. Opened in July 1995 it was designed to provide a meeting place for the community where people can gather together for educational, social and cultural needs.  The building is on Council land and was built with funding from local service groups and businesses along with The Wellington City Council and with many community fundraising activities. Managed by a Committee representing the Community and with professional day to day management by a coordinator and a treasurer the Centre is designed to be the hub of your community.
The owner of the Community Centre building is the Wellington City Council.  Management of the Centre is undertaken by the Johnsonville Community Centre Inc.

Earlier Times

The history of the Centre goes back even further than the opening of the present centre.  In 1974 the Wellington City Council handed the old Johnsonville Town Board building to their community services section as a centre for the residents of the northern suburbs.
The immediate use of the centre was by various craft groups, clubs and classes.  This included a playgroup and from these beginnings the Community Centre has grown to what it is today.  It became obvious in the late eighties that there was a need for a better centre than the old Board building and in 1989 a redevelopment committee was established.  This group worked on raising funds and developing plans for the new centre which opened on 29 July 1995 at the cost of $1.7million.  Half of that money had been raised by the community.

Community Centre Purpose, Mission and Values


To be the community's meeting place of choice where the community can work together and meet social, cultural and educational needs.


The Centre is responsive to our community's needs for learning and socialising and that assistance be given to those who need it to meet these goals.
That the Centre actively seek courses and activities to hold within the Centre and enhance the lives of those living in the community.


The Centre Management Committee and staff have the following values
  • That the users of the Centre feel welcome
  • The assets are used effectively
  • That the community use of the Centre widens
  • That the Centre maintains a high standard of services and facilities.