Te Rapa Sportsdrome proposed reclassification

Closed 24 Feb 2024

Opened 24 Jan 2024

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Last year we engaged with the community on our proposal to build a new community centre in Ashurst Park. We heard a range of feedback about the location we initially proposed.  

With this feedback in mind, we now have a new preferred location for the community centre, next to Te Rapa Sportsdrome.  

We’re proposing to reclassify the section of Ashurst Park, on the northern side of Te Rapa Sportsdrome, from a Recreation Reserve to a Local Purpose (Community Facility) Reserve, under the Reserves Act 1977.  

If approved, this reclassification would allow us to build a new community centre, which would be leased to Pukete Neighbourhood House, Te Whare Takiwa o Pukete. 

Pukete Neighbourhood House have been operating from Te Rapa Sportsdrome for 18 years. They have outgrown the space they are in, and demand is increasing for their services.  

The new building would be fit-for-purpose, and enable them to better provide their much-needed services. It would also free up space in Te Rapa Sportsdrome, for sporting activities. 

Council would like to hear your feedback on the proposed reclassification before 24 February 2024.   Map of Te Rapa Sportsdrome park and proposed reclassification area