After making alterations to the South End of the Johnsonville Community Centre, installing storm water pipes and asphalting the lane, we are pleased to announce that the lane between Keith Spry Pool and the Johnsonville Community Centre is now open.
This includes new signage and lane markings.
It has been a really busy month on site with the lower ground foundations being started. This is a big area so it will take a large number of concrete pours and weeks to see this finished.
Also you will see from the photo’s some of the retaining walls have also been completed.
Over the last year, the Johnsonville Hub project team has been working with the Iwi Naming Group, who have been considering names that reflect the essence of the project.
We are very happy to announce Waitohi, the name gifted to Johnsonville library in 2010 will now be used for the Johnsonville Community Hub.
Please see the explanation below:
The Waitohi stream is the old name of the Nga Uranga stream. Originally the name Nga Uranga was restricted to the mouth of the stream which served as a landing place for canoes: In his historical writings S Percy Smith,[...] recorded that Ngauranga, which meant a canoe landing place, referred to the land at the mouth of the Waitohi Stream and not to the valley at the back of the pa. The name of Waitohi was never adopted by the colonists. The surveyors and other company officials through language difficulties and not being aware of the great love the Māori had for his land either failed to pick up the name or else overlooked its significance. Best, Elsdon. (1919) The Land of Tara and they who settled it, Part V
The Traffic Management Plan for the Johnsonville Community Hub project has been approved, which means there will be temporary changes to the Wanaka Street Garden Park.
Our Parks team has been given permission to use it for extra storage and parking for the construction company. We want to keep the construction company vehicles off the streets as much as possible and leave the car parks to the community.
The seats which have been donated will be stored. At the end of the project, the garden will be reinstated in consultation with the Parks team.
Other things you need to know:
Wanaka Street Garden Park
7.30pm, Monday 19 February 2018
Johnsonville Community Centre
3 Frankmoore Avenue
This is an opportunity for you to hear more about the project and share your views about the construction. The construction company will be there along with project team members from the Council to answer your questions.
We had the laying of the Mauri Stone and blessing held on site to mark the start of the construction phase. Deputy Mayor Jill Day and councillor Peter Gilberd joined us for the event. Karu Moeahu blessed the stone and Jane Hill, Manager of Community Networks at Wellington City Council had the privilege of laying the stone.
Southbase Construction Company won the contract to build the New Johnsonville Community Hub. One of their current projects is building the new central library in Christchurch.
News - Construction on Johnsonville Community Hub to begin in the new year - 19.12.17
See the latest drawings (555KB PDF) from Athfield Architects.Johnsonville Hub Parking Changes PDF 308KB