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. Various craft groups, clubs, child care and classes quickly latched on to the joyful hub of community activity that was forming. It became obvious in the late eighties that there was a need for a bigger and better centre than the old Board building and in 1989 a redevelopment committee was established. The group worked tirelessly to raise funds and develop plans for the new centre. Local service groups and businesses, the Wellington City Council and many community fundraisers managed to raise the $1.7million needed for the new centre. The brand new Johnsonville Community Centre opened in 1995, half of the money had been raised by the generous community. The rounded architectural design of the centre reflects the surrounding hills and unique environment of Johnsonville. People now gather in the centre for all sorts of educational, social, cultural and business needs. Johnsonville Community Centre has become a valuable and bustling part of the community.
To be a safe and friendly meeting place where the community can work together and meet social, cultural and educational needs.
The Centre is responsive to our community’s learning and socialising, and that assistance be given to those who need it to meet these goals. To actively seek courses and activities to hold within the Centre and enhance the lives of those living in the community.
To be welcoming to the community
To use assets effectively
To expand community use of the Centre
To maintain a high standard of services and facilities.
We have a variety of rooms available for hire. All rooms are equipped with tables, chairs, whiteboards and electric or gas heating. Data projectors and TV’s are available for hire.
All kitchens have boiling water, teapots, coffee mugs and tea towels for use.
Below are our Room occupancies while Wellington is in Red on the COVID-19 Traffic light protection framework –
*The shared kitchen in the main complex has a fridge, freezer, microwave, domestic oven and domestic dishwasher.
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Community Centre Staff
Our Community Centre staff include the Centre Manager, Accounts Officer, Centre Administrator and Caretaker.