Johnsonville Community Centre

About us

Background

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.

Community

Purpose

To be a safe and friendly meeting place where the community can work together and meet social, cultural and educational needs.

Mission

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.

 

Values

  • 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.

Room Details

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 –

 
Room No.
 
Location
 
Capacity
 
Facilities
 One
Downstairs
Frankmoore Avenue
up to 40
40 chairs, 5 tables, heat pump, gas wall heater, pull down
screen, fixed whiteboard, shared kitchen facilities*
 OneA
Downstairs
Frankmoore Avenue
up to 35
35 chairs, 10 tables, mobile whiteboard,
shared kitchen facilities*
 Two
Downstairs Frankmoore Avenue
up to 15
15 chairs, 3 tables, whiteboard, 2 electric fan wall
heaters, shared kitchen facilities*
 Three
Downstairs Frankmoore Avenue
up to 10
10 chairs, 2 tables, electric fan wall heater, fixed whiteboard,
shared kitchen facilities*
 Four
Downstairs Frankmoore Avenue
up to 50
50 chairs, 6 tables, heat pump, pull down screen,
mobile whiteboard, shared kitchen facilities*
 Five
Upstairs Frankmoore Avenue
up to 35
35 chairs, 5 tables, heat pump, pull down screen,
fixed whiteboard, tea and coffee making facilities
 Six
Upstairs Frankmoore Avenue
up to 3
4 chairs, 1 table, mobile whiteboard, electric fan wall heater and
shared kitchen facilities*
 Eight
Upstairs Frankmoore Avenue
up to 6
5 chairs, 1 table, electric fan wall heater, fixed whiteboard,
shared kitchen facilities* (more chairs and tables on request)
 
Trust Room
Upstairs
Moorefield Road
up to 65
65 chairs, 14 tables, 2 heat pumps, mobile whiteboard, pull
down screen, kitchen – small under bench fridge and domestic oven
 
Main Hall
Downstairs
Moorefield Road
up to 200
200 chairs, 28 tables, 2 gas wall heaters, kitchen – commercial steriliser,
small under bench fridge, microwave, domestic oven and a pie warmer.
There is a sound system available for hire
*The shared kitchen in the main complex has a fridge, freezer, microwave, domestic oven and domestic dishwasher.

Management

The Centre is run by a Voluntary Management Committee elected by the community at the annual general meeting held in April each year. The Management Committee is responsible for governance and policy issues and acts as the employer for the paid staff who are responsible for the daily running of the Community Centre. The owner of the Community Centre building is the Wellington City Council. Management of the Centre is undertaken by the Johnsonville Community Centre Inc. The Chairperson is Steve Lynd. If you wish to speak to Steve about any matters relating to the Centre (other than reservations) please e-mail chair@johnsonvillecommunitycentre.org.nz
For all bookings please contact the Centre staff.

Community Centre Staff

Our Community Centre staff include the Centre Manager, Accounts Officer, Centre Administrator and Caretaker.