Island Bay Community Centre

Island Bay Community Centre is a sunny, comfortable spot for parties, meetings and classes. It acts as a hub for local information and community networks.

COVID-19 update

Our community centres are open with restrictions. For more information visit our COVID-19 section.

Island Bay Community Centre.
Island Bay Community Centre

Hours

Office

Monday–Friday:  10am–4pm
Public holidays: closed

Centre access for events and programmes

7am–10.30pm

What's on

A wide range of classes and groups meet at the community centre seven days a week, including kid’s art classes, kids' dance, crafts, seniors' social and exercise groups, support groups, our local toy library, free monthly movie, scrabble, drama, tai chi, yoga, and pilates.

Facilities

Island Bay Community Centre is a sunny, comfortable spot for parties, meetings and classes. With many regular programmes and availability for casual bookings, it acts as a hub for local information and community networks. Drop into the centre during our office hours to enjoy a hot drink and a chat. We also have printing services, free wi-fi and a community garden on site.

Kitchen

Equipment available

Spaces for hire

Outdoors

Parking

There are five parking spaces (including one mobility park) available at the centre. More parking is available on The Parade and surrounding streets.

Accessibility

The front entrance is wheelchair accessible. There is a wheelchair-accessible toilet within the building.

Bookings and charges

Restrictions

No DJs, live bands or loud music after 10pm.

No bouncy castles.

Charges

See the charges for hiring a space in a Council community centre.

Selling alcohol

If you want to sell alcohol, you need to apply for a special liquor licence.

Apply for a licence – special licence

Make a booking

To make a booking, contact the Island Bay Community Centre Coordinator:

Phone: 04 383 7464
Email: islandbaycc@wcc.govt.nz

History

At a public meeting in April 1987, Island Bay residents proposed a community centre in Island Bay. A working group was formed, and one year later the Island Bay Community Resource centre opened officially at 163 The Parade.

The centre was popular right from the word go, with community lunches, children’s and adults' craft groups, scrabble sessions and exercise groups held on a weekly basis.

The centre was so popular that it needed to move to a bigger better premises. On 2 October 1992 the centre was re-opened at 137 The Parade, and a community hall was added on 1 March 2003.

Contact and address

Phone: (04) 383 7464

Email: islandbaycc@wcc.govt.nz

Street address: 137 The Parade, Island Bay (behind the pharmacy).