Newtown Community & Cultural Centre Kaiwhakahaere / Managers Ellie Clayton and Eryn Gribble say the upgrade will provide a much-needed space for the community.
“The new centre will be an awesome, accessible space for Newtowners to connect, experience culture and host their own community activities.
“The community theatre is going to be particularly exciting, as it will work as a multi-use space for theatre, movies, public talks and much more.”
Along with the other 23 Community Centres, plus Te Pokapū Hapori in the city, these sites are a crucial part of building resilience, belonging, and diversity across our city, says Mayor Tory Whanau.
“Investment in these buildings is a no-brainer, as they are the beating heart and soul of the community, and provide a place for everyone to get support, get active, and get together.”